The NPD Leadership Academy is a 12-month mentored program based on the content of Leadership in Nursing Professional Development: An Organizational and System Focus (Smith & Harper, 2016). The purpose of the Academy is to prepare NPD practitioners to assume leadership of a NPD department in a variet
If your experience was like mine, your introduction to nursing professional development (NPD) occurred because you were a good clinician and were asked to share your knowledge with others. Chances are you were a preceptor and the “go-to” nurse for patient or equipment problems. You were probably the
Do you have people who support the work of your education department? They may have titles of administrative assistants, secretaries, instructional design specialists, web designers, or any number of other names. How are they oriented? What evidence-based standards guide their work? How do you know
Gen Guanci M.ED., RN-BC, CCRN-K is a consultant at Creative Health Care Management.
Shared governance pioneer Tim Porter-O’Grady defines shared governance as “a structural model through which nurses can express and manage their practice with a higher level of professional autonomy.” (2003). When or