The final 2016 issue of JNPD is here! It's hard to believe Kari Schmidt and I are completing our third full year as Co-Editors of the Journal. We enjoy the challenge and privilege of bringing you fresh, interesting, useful information you can apply in practice. This month's issue contains just that.
The Administration column is about succession planning and transition, a fitting tribute to our wonderfully insightful column editor, Joyce Johnson, as she bids farewell to her professional life and looks forward to retirement. We are grateful for her contributions to the journal, she will be missed.
Patsy Maloney gives us another chance to enjoy the successful 2016 ANPD Convention in Pittsburgh, and gets us thinking ahead to this year's event in lively New Orleans in her ANPD Update. The CE offering shows off the winning posters from convention as well. Our featured expert in this issue is Dr. Katherine Pakieser-Reed, author of the popular A Daybook for Nurse Educators and Executive Director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practie and Research at University of Chicago Medicine.
This issue's full length articles touch on a course specifically designed for NPD practitioners teaching in a simulation setting, mobile apps for education, and assessing an organization's readiness for seeking nurse residency accreditation.
As the year comes to a close, we hope JNPD continues to inform your busy practice. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season.
Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE and Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC