Do you have a person who serves as the "glue" to keep your professional development department functioning? Do you have someone you rely on to provide support and help in carrying out your role as an NPD practitioner? Many of us who work in the field of NPD owe much of our success to those who suppo
Over the past two years, I have had the opportunity and the challenge of serving as editor of the 5th edition of the Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development, which was just released in July, 2017, at the ANPD Annual Convention. Retrospectively, I am amazed at how well our NPD Scope and
You may be an expert Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner. Or you may be brand new to the professional development role. Allow me to ask you both the same questions: “Do you have a mentor?” And, “Are you mentoring others?”
I distinctly remember my first mentor, Laura (Gasparais) Vonf
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"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude towards it. Every opportunity has a difficulty and every difficulty has an opportunity." —J. Sidlow Baxter
As I stop and reflect on 2016, I take pause. What an incr
Mary G. Harper, PhD, RN-BC is the Director of Nursing Professional Development for ANPD. Certified in NPD, she obtained her MSN at the University of Florida and her PhD at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Harper co-chaired the work group that revised the Scope and Standards for Nursing Profess