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

It's time to celebrate!  This is a season of weddings, proms, graduations, and one of America’s most patriotic holidays, Memorial Day.  Our new May/June 2015 issue of JNPD is also worth celebrating.  We hope its articles and features inform and inspire, particularly as we also look ahead to the annual Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) convention being held this July in exciting Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our columnists Joyce Johnson, Mary Holtschneider, Jim Hansen, and Mary Beth Modic once again deliver keen insights and thoughtful commentary on current NPD issues.  Chris Wilson provides a wonderful “Call to Convention” in the ANPD update column, and this month’s “Ask an Expert” features Dr. Mary Krugman, a true NPD role model and advocate.

This issue’s continuing education (CE) article by Chappell and Richards is a systematic review chock-full of terrific information and sources. See Kathy Chappell introduce their article in our featured video below!

Other topics spotlighted in our pre-convention issue include dedicated education units (DEUs) by Saxton and colleagues, the use of critical reflective inquiry (CRI) by Asselin and Schwartz-Barcott, preceptor evaluation by Bradley et al, and caring for families experiencing perinatal loss, by Rondinelli and colleagues.  We hope you enjoy these and the other interesting articles in our current issue, and that the information is valuable to you as you meet challenges in your various settings.

As we celebrate the happy milestones of the season, please let’s also pause to pay a grateful tribute to our military heroes and their families whose sacrifices allow us to enjoy them.

Cheers!

Susan Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Kari Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC

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We want to hear from you!  We know that you and your team are doing great work and are making a difference.  Let us spread the news by sharing your accomplishments in our new JNPD feature debuting this summer, From the Front Lines to the Back Page

We are looking for concise, data and/or evidence-based reports of your NPD projects or initiatives.  Our intention is to get practical, useful ideas to readers and share what you are currently doing and learning.  The goal of these pieces is to use the collective skills and wisdom of NPD educators to inspire, guide, and connect with others who face similar challenges.

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New Graduate Nurses, New Graduate Nurse Transition Programs, and Clinical Leadership Skill: A Systematic Review

Read a special introduction from the author of this featured JNPD Continuing Education (CE) article, Dr. Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN!

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This section lists articles that will be published in upcoming issue of JNPD, May/June 2015.  Note also those included under the Published Ahead of Print Tab.

New Graduate Nurses, New Graduate Nurse Transition Programs, and Clinical Leadership Skill:  A Systematic Review (CE Feature)

Exploring Problems Encountered Among Experienced Nurses Using Critical Reflective Inquiry:  Implications for Nursing Professional Development

The Dedicated Education Unit Experience:  What's in it for Professional Develpment Nurses?

The Effects of Pre-licensure Extern Program and Nurse Residency Proram on New Graduate Outcomes and Retention

Factors Related to Nurse Comfort when Caring for Families Experiencing Perinatal Loss:  Evidence for Bereavement Program Enhancement

How Mental Health Nurses Improve Their Critical Thining Throught Problem-based Learning.

Utilization of Electronic Modified Early Warning Scores to Engage Rapid Rsponse Team Early in Cinical Deterioration

Evaluating Preceptors:  A Methodological Study (Published Ahead-of-Print)