The fall issue of JNPD has arrived! It's hard to believe that the ANPD convention is behind us, the school year has begun, and the winter holidays will be here before we know it. Through it all, NPD practitioners are busy teaching, learning, and leading change. I hope that we all get to take a moment in the upcoming weeks to pause and celebrate ourselves, each other, and our terrific work during NDP Week, September 23-29.
In this issue, we have great examples of NPD practice in a variety of roles. As always, our columns highlight NPD's influence in leadership, simulation, precepting, and education. Our Ask as Expert guest columnist is clinical teaching guru Dr. Kathleen Gaberson, who reflects on the importance of NPD practitioners as culture brokers for new graduate nurses and others.
The CE feature, (Chicca and Shellenbarger) provides interesting insights about working with Generation Z nurses as they enter the workforce. Please see the accompanying video here on the website to hear directly from the authors! We are also happy to present the results of a national survey on simulation use in acute care hospitals, a collaborative effort by ANPD and two leading national simulation organizations.
Rounding out this issue are articles about resilience in new graduates, national accreditation for an NRP program, a nursing anti-bullying program, a nurse leader residency program, and an effort to determine nurse's smoking cessation beliefs.
We hope you enjoy the issue, and as always we hope to hear from you. And whether you celebrate NPD Week with a special education event or with cupcakes and streamers, we heartily join you and thank you for your efforts.
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt, JNPD Co-Editors