September/October 2017 - Volume 33 - Issue 5

  • Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, and Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC
  • 2169-9798
  • 2169-981X
  • 6 issues / year


Wolters Kluwer is celebrating Nursing Professional Development Week from September 24-30, 2017.

We encourage you to join us in thanking NPD practitioners for all they do. Nursing professional development practitioners work to provide nurses with education both as they enter the hospital and throughout their careers to ensure that nurses and organizations earn the national accolades for quality, evidence-based practice, and patient safety it deserves.

​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.

To honor NPD Week in September, we've also opened up our Editor's Pick Collection articles for the entire month. 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



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