Making a Difference: An Anthology of Nursing Professional Development Stories

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Celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of nursing professional development practitioners with Making a Difference: An Anthology of Nursing Professional Development Stories, published by ANPD. This collection of 39 personal stories, told for you and by you, showcases the work and impact of nursing professional development practitioners in a beautiful keepsake that lifts up the value of our specialty.

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Celebrate and take pride in the dedicated and highly skilled contributions to the practice of nursing professional development that you and your colleagues make every day. NPD Week takes place September 15-21 and Making a Difference: An Anthology of Nursing Professional Development Stories makes the perfect gift for cherished mentors and colleagues. Place your order by September 3 for your gift to arrive in time for NPD Week!


 Contributors

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Patsy Maloney, EdD, RN-BC, CEN, NEA-BC
Co-Editor

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Mary Harper PhD, RN-BC
Co-Editor

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Amy Glenn Mora, MBA, MHA, RHed
Storytelling Coach

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Monica Aguilar, MSN, RN-BC
"More Than a Teacher of Nurses"

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Housamedain Amir, MSN, RN, CCRN
"Tech Savvy"

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Jacqueline Baker, MSN, RN-BC, ONC
"Coaching from Tears to Cheers"

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Cynthia Boado, MS, RN-BC
"Caring for Patients Beyond the Bedside"

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Jennifer Bodine, DNP, RN-BC, CEN
"What Happens in Vegas..."

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Mercedes Braithwaite, MSN, CNL, CCRN
"The Nurse Who Blossomed Into a DAISY"

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Lynda (Lyn) C. Brubaker, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN
"The Power of One-on-One Mentoring"

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Maryrenee Bruno, BSN, RN
"Coaching Through Change"

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Catherine Case, MSN, RN-BC, CPAN, CDE
"A Mission Within A Mission Trip: Saving Lives"

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Sara Cohen, MSN, RNC-NIC, RN-BC, WTA
"The Nighttime NPD Practitioner: Serving the Traditionally Unserved"

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Hazel Dennison, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE
"Lights, Camera, Hope"

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Arika Duchene, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN
"Move Forward"

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Marla Eovaldi, MSN, RN-BC
"Presence. Compassion. Connectedness. A Servant Leader"

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Yasmin Ferrier, BSN, RN, CCRN
"The Hesitant Preceptor"

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Marla Frase, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CPEN
"Embrace Your Style"

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Cathy Gage, MHA, BSN, RN-BC
"Annie's Advice: Seek and You Shall Learn"

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Elisabeth Garrison, MSN, MBA, APN, ACNP-BC, RN-BC, CWON
"A Fond Farewell to Summer"

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Nancy Gillespie, MSN, RN-C, APN, ANP-BC, CEN
"Leading the Way: Things You Can't Learn From Books"

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Jennifer Granger Brown, MSN, RN
"Reaching Across the Miles"

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Mary Holtschneider, MEd, MPA, BSN, RN-BC, CPLP
"The Life You Save May Be Your Own"

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Catherine Keane, MSN, APN,C, GNP-BC
"The Serendipitous Leader"

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Rachel Kelter MSN, RN-BC, CCRN
"An 'Aha!' Moment: The Lesson That Saved a Life"

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Glenda Kiernan, BSN, RN
"The Accidental Nursing Professional Development Practitioner"

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Deborah J. Laughlin MSN, RN-BC
"Coaching Midlife Learners"

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Olivia Lemberger, MSN, RN, CHSE
"Game On: Engaging Nursing Professional Development Practitioners and Learners"

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Wendy Luca, MSN, RN, OCN
"The Second Chance Team"

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Maureen Lugod, MSN, RN, CEN
"The Fighter"

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Mary McAdams, MEd, BSN, RN-BC
"Promoting Quality, Achieving Distinction"

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Kathy Ostrander, MSN, RN, CPN
"A Safe Place"

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Marlene Porter, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CCRN-K
"Developing Angel's Voice"

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Pamela Quinn, MSN, RN-BC
"Nursing Professional Development Practice: Changing Attitudes, Improving Care"

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Denise Ratkiewicz, MSN, RN-BC
"The Power of Reconnection"

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Jo-Ann Robinson, DNP, APN-BC, RN-BC, C-OB
"If at First You Don't Succeed...Prepare and Try Again"

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Kari Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC
"Building Credibility through Personal Connection"

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Karen A. Uttaro, MS, RN-BC, CNML
"Developing Nurses, Developing the Specialty"

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Gwendolyn H. Waddell-Schultz, MSN, RN-C, NE-BC
"A Nursing Professional Development Learning Community"

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Sandra Young, MSN, RN-BC
"Providing a Safe Space for Development"

Janice Muzynski, MS, RN-BC
"Nursing Professional Development: Building the Ladder of Expertise"