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