Departments: Ask an ExpertLead, Do Not FollowSchmidt, Kari L. MS, RN-BC, ACC; Smith, Charlene M. DNS, MSEd, WHNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEFAuthor Information Dr. Smith’s clinical practice was in women’s health, and she has been an educator for 26 years in academic and clinical settings. Thus, she considers her specialty practice to be in nursing professional development (NPD). She is American Nurses Credentialing Center board certified in NPD and a certified nurse educator through the National League for Nursing. Her areas of expertise are in educational design, curriculum development, educational research, online learning, and pedagogical application of educational technologies. Charlene M. Smith, DNS, MSEd, WHNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, is Professor, Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York. The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Charlene M. Smith, DNS, MSEd, WHNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: September/October 2015 - Volume 31 - Issue 5 - p 309-310 doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000206 Buy Metrics © 2015 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.