From the Editors March/April 2017
The March/April 2017 issue of JNPD is hot off the press, ready for you to read, use, and share. Several excellent columns are featured in this overview. We are excited to highlight two NPD pioneers this month. Mitzi Grey discusses the importance of prioritizing educational opportunities in the Leadership column, and Julia Aucoin shares her insights about NPD practice in the Ask an Expert column. She encourages us to focus not only on avoiding mistakes, but also on creating positivity and opportunity. Mary Beth Modic shares some must-reads in her Preceptorship column, and Mary Holtschneider describes new ways to use standardized patients in hospital-wide disaster drills in the Simulation column.
Our Editors' Pick from Rogers and colleagues features a study looking at nurses' knowledge of genetics and genomics, something all nurses must consider. Other articles touch on consistently hot NPD topics including evidence-based practice, nurse mentorship, and nurses returning to school for their next degree.
Please enjoy the variety in this issue of JNPD. Soon, the school year will be coming to an end and new graduates, from pre-school to doctoral programs, will abound across the country. For those who will bravely enter the nursing world, let's welcome them and help to guide their way. For those moving to the next stage in their careers, we congratulate them on their hard work and commitment to their own professional development, and look forward to their contributions.
Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE and Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC