<P>The Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) advances the specialty practice of nursing professional development for the enhancement of healthcare outcomes. Professional development as a specialty of nursing practice is defined by standards, based on research, and critical to quality patient and organizational outcomes. Founded in 1989 as the National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO), ANPD has grown to nearly 4000 members who provide lifelong learning opportunities to licensed nurses. ANPD is committed to providing research and resources that enhance our practice locally, in each of our organizations. As we integrate professional development best practices in achieving our organizations’ goals we truly enhance healthcare outcomes. As we focus on priorities, we enhance collaboration and provide valuable expertise in our organizations. Mission: ANPD advances quality healthcare by defining and promoting nursing professional development practice. Vision: ANPD is the thought and practice leader for nursing professional development. We inspire our members to excel by providing educational services, networking, advocacy and research to support the unique needs of nursing professional development. Visit <a href="http://www.anpd.org/" target="_new">ANDP.org</a> to learn more about nursing professional development or to become a member of ANPD.

Recent Submissions

  • Partnering to Determine the Scope of Simulation in US Acute Care Hospitals 

    Gilbert, Marie; Kipper, Krista; Markey, Linda; Arcaro, Lygia L.; Morse, Kate J; Gilbert, Gregory E. (2017-12-04)

    Over the past year, ANPD has partnered with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning to describe the use of simulation in acute care hospitals. ...

  • Supporting Clinical Nurses in the Dissemination of Best Practices 

    Serwetnyk, Tara; Von Bacho, Stephanie (2017-12-04)

    The Best Practice Showcase at a large, academic medical center, coordinated by a Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner, provides the support and structure for nurses to disseminate research and performance ...

  • Transform Your Shared Governance Council: Measure Its Health! 

    Rheingans, Jennifer; Hess, Robert; Swihart, Diana; Brull, Stacey (2017-12-04)

    A few published tools measure the presence of nursing shared governance. However, where are instruments that help councils further develop, evaluate, and sustain their activities and outcomes? This interactive presentation ...

  • Patient-centered Care: Teaching Psychosocial Skills to New Nurses 

    Wierman, Elizabeth; Jones, Susan (2017-12-04)

    Although the adoption of patient-centered care is increasingly more frequent in healthcare organizations and well supported in nursing, interdisciplinary educational strategies in the acute care setting to support ...

  • Transforming Clinical Leadership: Standardized Charge Nurse Development 

    Hanser, Susan; Fowler, Stephanie (2017-12-04)

    Charge nurses dramatically impact the workflow of a nursing unit but often feel ill-prepared to lead.  At our community hospital, we created a charge nurse development class that incorporates four identified ...

  • Bridge to Practice: Connecting Online Courses with Institutional Practice 

    Mikula, Megan (2017-12-04)

    Online instruction is an established teaching method in academia and an emerging format utilized by Nursing Professional Development practitioners in the hospital setting. Commercially available online courses have wide ...

  • Why Aren’t Our Nurses as Diverse as Our Patients? 

    Harder, Leslie (2017-12-04)

    <b>Background: </b>The American Association of Colleges reported a “strong connection between a culturally diverse nursing workforce and the ability to provide quality, culturally competent patient ...

  • Aspire to Inquire: Launching a Joint Accreditation Application for Interprofessional Continuing Education 

    Smith, Patricia (2017-12-04)

    The organization’s Blueprint for Quality and Patient Safety is the framework driving initiatives for improvements in clinical care, safety, and the patient experience across the continuums of care. The Unit-Based ...

  • Developing Those Who Develop Others: Quarterly Educator Symposiums 

    Opperman, Cathleen (2017-12-04)

    Professional Development Nurse Specialists are uniquely qualified to teach, mentor and provide networking opportunities for all roles that develop other employees in the organization. Many different roles provide employee ...

  • Igniting and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice to Meet the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare 

    Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek (2017-12-04)

    This presentation focuses on how an evidence-based approach to care is critical to achieving the quadruple aim in healthcare. The content  includes critical components of an evidence-based culture and tactics to ...

  • Transforming NPD Practice by Increasing Certification Rates 

    Shonka, Nicki; Clarke, Susan; Baske, Lisa (2017-12-01)

    <p>Ongoing professional development is essential to maintain the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for current nursing professional development (NPD) practice. Specialty certification delineates the Professional ...

  • Improved Interprofessional Continuing Education Process Implementation 

    Eis, Tamara; Von Bacho, Stephanie (2017-12-01)

    At a large academic medical center, continuing nursing education demands have escalated exponentially due to robust specialty certification, career ladder, and Magnet re-designation requirements. Also contributing to ...

  • Bridging the Gap by Supporting Our Future 

    Sweeny, Andrea; Coyne, Danielle (2017-12-01)

    According to Kramer (1974), novice nurses transition through three phases during their first year including a period of reality shock. Between 35-60% of new graduates change their place of employment during the first ...

  • Linking Centralized and Decentralized Nursing Education 

    Nagy, Sarah; Scribner, Shellie (2017-12-01)

    <p>A large multi-hospital system adopted an innovative strategy to unite the system NPD practitioners in the centralized education department and decentralized unit based NPD practitioners. The goals of this ...

  • Increasing the Reach of the NPD Practitioner: Using a Specialized Team 

    Worsley-Hynd, Lesley (2017-12-01)

    Within most work environments, the NPD Practitioner feels they are unable to provide enough continuing education to existing staff.  This is especially true in Emergency, ICU, Pediatric, and Trauma settings, where ...

  • Creating Orientation Competencies: From Academic to Community 

    Carraher, Jean; Concannon, Jason (2017-12-01)

    Realignment of multiple hospitals within a larger system resulted in two community hospitals with a shared clinical practice/education team.  Re-development of nursing orientation was undertaken through examination ...

  • Role Transformation: The NPD Practitioner Becomes the Orientee 

    Perlstein, Lori; Zayas, Monique (2017-12-01)

    Based on the lack of evidence in the literature a gap exists in defining the orientation process for the NPD practitioner. In a recent review of the discussion forum on the ANPD web site it was noted that several ...

  • Using Avatars in a Phased Approach Behavioral Health Education Series 

    Marotta, Samantha (2017-12-01)

    <p>Patients seeking care at health care facilities not only need their medical health care needs addressed, but “the majority of patients receiving services through their health care provider also suffer ...

  • A Key to Success in Healthcare Education: Getting Stakeholder Commitment 

    Carney, Linda Parry (2017-12-01)

    A large teaching hospital in the Middle Atlantic United States has been working to improve outcomes related to falls, delirium, pressure ulcers and length of stay. One contributor to all of these concerns is a lack of ...

  • Transforming Perioperative Orientation One Employee At A Time 

    Mellott, Thomas (2017-12-01)

    <p>Regional orientation for Perioperative Services was revised to reduce in-classroom orientation time prior to on-unit orientation in order to increase employee and manager satisfaction while decreasing orientation ...

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