It’s Nursing Professional Development Week! School is back in session! It is a great time to learn something new. The September/October issue of JNPD is here to help. Kari Schmidt’s editorial and Mary Holtschneider’s Simulation column both focus on interprofessional education and the opportunities we have to be involved. Our continuing education (CE) feature from Meghan LaVelle provides excellent insight into some basic copyright issues to keep in mind when using the work of others. (Stay tuned for Part 2 of this mini-series in and upcoming issue of JNPD!) We address clinical topics, with Jenkins and colleagues’ article about rapid response team activation, and Butlar’s piece about planning for educational emergencies such as Ebola training. Miraglia & Asselin describe some ways for NPD specialists to apply a clinical judgment model, and Martin presents ideas about incorporating caring science into NPD practice. Nurses in specialized settings are also highlighted. Rivera and colleagues address orientation to the special care nursery, while the learning needs of rural nurses are described by Sedgwick & Pilj-Zieber.
This issue of JNPD covers a lot of territory, much like the busy and talented NPD educators who read it. Please enjoy, we hope you learn something, and keep up your excellent work!
Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC
Co-Editors, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development