From the Editors September/October 2017
Welcome to Fall 2017. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, colleagues, and others who have been affected by the season's dramatic and ongoing weather events. We wish them safety and support as they rebuild, regroup, and move forward.
The JNPD September/October issue is here, and as always, we hope you find it an essential part of your reading list. Our outstanding column authors and editors provide great food for thought, ranging from ANPD past-president Kathleen Dunn-Cane's observations about the beauty of opportunity, to Mary Holtschneider's Simulation column targeted for those of us who may not be simulation experts. In the ANPD Update column, Patsy Maloney describes the purpose and goals of our Association's Board-to serve, guide, and lead.
In the Editor's Pick, we hear from Dr. Susan Boyer, a leading voice in precepting and preceptor preparation. The CE feature highlights one large system's attempts to support and guide NPD practitioner role development, something we much all seek to do! You also won't want to miss an interesting look at how one organization "spread the word" about a new safe search protocol from Abela-Dimech and colleagues.
NPD practitioners by nature are creative, resourceful, and outcome-oriented. Please enjoy your peers' outstanding contributions and good work, and share your own! We look forward to hearing from you.
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt