From the Editors November/December 2018
Welcome to the final JNPD issue for 2018. It feels like we just rang in the new year, and here we are reflecting on its closure. Time seems to speed up with every month and year that passes. Practice changes just as quickly. We're hearing about exciting changes in the continuing education, interprofessional practice, teaching with technology, and legislative and regulatory events that affect us all. One of the best ways for NPD practitioners to keep up with change is to read, network with colleagues, and tune in to our own environmental scans.
We are here to help! The new issue of JNPD includes a summary of our wonderful 2018 ANPD convention and a look at the terrific winning posters. Our expert, Mary Beth Kingston talks about the need for partnerships, both in and outside of our organizations. There is a return on investment (ROI) update from our ASHPE award-winning authoring team (Opperman et al.), and three other great reads on nurse residency program accreditation and evaluation. The Back Page features one organization's creative implementation of deliberate practice to help new grad nurses' comfort and competence in code situations.
We hope you find the information helpful and inspiring, and as always we hope to hear from you. Congratulations on another year of leading change and advocating for the NPD specialty while developing yourselves and others. Job well done!
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt, JNPD Co-Editors