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
Dennis Doherty, MSN, RN-BC is a Professional Development Specialist at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA.
This year the NPD Specialists at Boston Children's Hospital want to do something different to recognize our nursing staff. Over the last year I formed a collaborative relationship with t
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
If I asked you to estimate the amount of time your average learner has to focus each week on training and development, what would you say? Perhaps 10%? Maybe even as little as 5%?
According to Bersin by Deloitte, the percentage is actually 1%, which equates to less than a half hour each week of a f