From the Editors July/August 2017
Welcome to the July/August issue of JNPD. As always, we hope you find it informative and useful, perhaps even inspiring. We're proud to feature Dr. Joanne Disch as the guest author of the Leadership column, in which she discusses the importance of networking and building professional relationships throughout our careers. In the ANPD Update column, we hear from a millenial nurse at the relative outset of her career, who stresses the need for goals, mentorship, and passion. Two great perspectives! ANPD past-president Dr. Joan Warren is this issue's "Ask an Expert", and she emphasizes the need for NPD practitioners to be proactive, maintain awareness of healthcare trends, and continue leading the way.
The CE feature reports on the recent national survey of NPD practitioners about EBP and health outcomes, led by a Drs. Mary Harper, Joan Warren, Lynn Gallagher-Ford, Michelle Troseth. and colleagues. The results of the study reflect that while NPD practitioners are integral to the success and value of EBP, there is room for growth at both the individual and organizational level.
We have so much to do, learn, and contribute. We hope you make time during the heat of the summer to read and enjoy JNPD, and to stay in touch with your ideas and suggestions.
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt