From the Editors July/August 2018
Summer is on display everywhere we look as temperatures sizzle and family and friends gather for celebrations, vacations, and reunions. Of course, summer also means that the annual ANPD convention is upon us. We look forward to joining many of you there to catch up and learn about the latest and greatest in our specialty.
Speaking of "hot topics" the new issue of JNPD includes several columns and articles focused on precepting and preceptors, including the CE feature by Cotter et al., and our "Ask an Expert" column by well-known preceptor expert Beth Ulrich. These articles are timely given that new grads are passing boards and beginning nurse residency programs all across the country. We are also happy to introduce our new Preceptor Column Editor, Jennifer Bodine, who brings a fresh look at this popular topic.
Also featured this month is a look at how NPD educators can use case studies and other case-based teaching strategies to engage learners in the clinical setting, from JoBeth Pilcher. Hovland and colleagues provide a look at interprofessional learning from the learners' perspective, and the editorial revisits the persistent and growing issue of predatory publishing.
We hope you enjoy this issue, and we look forward to seeing you soon at convention!
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt, JNPD Co-Editors