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1994: The NPD Practitioner's Library — Two Strong Cornerstones: Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development (1994) and Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development (1995)

ANPD has published and continues to publish vital resources for the NPD practitioner. ANPD publications and other dynamic ANPD resources address each of the seven roles of the NPD practitioner.

Two strong cornerstones support the NPD practitioner’s library:

  • Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on the Learning Facilitator Role, now its 5th edition
  • Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development, now in its 5th edition

Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on the Learning Facilitator Role

Getting Started began as a collection of tips for novice NPD practitioners written by founding member of then NNSDO, Sandy Holmes. Revised for a second edition in 2001, Getting Started has always focused on the education process and now, as identified among our seven NPD practitioner roles in our Scope & Standards, the role of learning facilitator. Because developing as a learning facilitator is often the first challenge that novice NPD practitioners face, Getting Started has provided a launching pad for many NPD practitioners. The feature “What does the wise NPD practitioner do?” presents scenarios with multiple-choice options to bring to life some of the situations that NPD practitioners commonly face. In its fifth edition (2018), Getting Started presents the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) as a framework for practice in the Learning Facilitator role.  Instructional designers have used the ADDIE model for some time.  The NPD practitioner’s use of the ADDIE model facilitates interprofessional collaboration among NPD practitioners, instructional designers, and organizational development professionals. Bette Case Di Leonardi, PhD, RN-BC authored the second, third, and fourth editions.  With an eye toward succession planning, Sarah Perron, PhD, RN-BC, CMSRN co-authored the fifth edition with Bette.

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Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development

Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN, edited the first and second editions of Core Curriculum for Nursing Staff Development. Sandra Bruce, MSN, RN-BC edited editions three and four. Now, in its fifth edition, our Core Curriculum has evolved from outline format to a reader-friendly narrative format.  The fifth and latest edition collates essential information about foundations of practice, the NPD learning facilitator role, and roles and responsibilities of the NPD practitioner. Pamela Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN edited the fifth edition, with assistance from section editors, Greg Durkin, MEd, RN-BC, Kari Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC, and Bette Case Di Leonardi, PhD, RN-BC.

Informative tables display key points and concepts. Each chapter presents a discussion question related to the chapter’s content. Building on the wisdom of four previous editions, the fifth edition (2017) highlights recent literature and comprises the information every NPD practitioner needs to develop in each of our seven roles. Chapter authors, all ANPD members, represent both seasoned NPD practitioners and new stars rising in our specialty. The Core Curriculum can effectively guide the NPD practitioner in self-assessment to identify opportunities for the NPD practitioner’s own professional growth and development.

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