Editor-in-Chief: Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC and Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, Co-Editors
ISSN: 2169-9798
Online ISSN: 2169-981X
Frequency: 6 issues / year
From the Editor

The holidays are upon us!  We here at the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development want to pause to wish you and yours the very best.  We hope that along with your long list of “to dos”, you take time to enjoy the newest issue of JNPD.  It is packed with new full-length articles, lively columns, and as always, a current CE feature. Something for everyone!

This issue’s “Ask an Expert” features Dr. Pam Dickerson sharing her expertise on educational design and NPD’s role in attaining quality outcomes.  Jim Hansen kicks off a 3-part series on the financial aspects of orientation programs in his Nurse Residency column.  Kaplan and colleagues offer us suggestions to improve the uptake of EBP in Magnet® hospitals.   Other interesting topics highlighted this month include barriers to RN certification from Perlstein et al., and management of the patient with a changing condition from Monreo, Plylar, & Krugman. Blogging as a strategy to encourage reflection for nurse leaders is addressed by Levine, and ideas for educating our certified nursing assistant partners “on the run” are offered by Ward and colleagues.  Finally, Hynds et al. share their findings about how informed direct care nurses are re: the Affordable Care Act. 

We hope that as you reflect on your accomplishments and experiences this past year, you do so with pride and passion. We thank you for the contributions you make, and we look forward to your continued ideas and feedback.

Happy Reading!

Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE

Co-Editor

 

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Coming Soon!

This section lists articles that will be published in upcoming issues of JNPD.  Note also those included under the Published Ahead of Print Tab.


Improving the Culture of Evidence-Based Practice at a Magnet Hospital

The Affordable Care Act 2010: Educational Needs of Bedside Nurses

The Use of Blogging in Tertiary Healthcare Educational Settings to Enhance Reflective Learning in Nursing Leadership

Educating Certified Nursing Assistants eDucational Offerings On the Run (eDOORs) and More

Advancing Medical Surgical Nursing Practice: Improving Management of the Changing Patient Condition

Addressing barriers to nursing certification: Development of a certification achievement program on a medical surgical unit.