NPD Leadership Academy

Professional Development

Nursing Professional Development Leadership Academy

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 variety of settings. The Academy consists of a live face-to-face pre-convention workshop followed by live webinars throughout the year for each section of the text. Participants complete relevant, asynchronous assignments between webinars. In addition, one overall work-based leadership project is completed over the course of the year. Participants are required to submit abstracts to share their initiative outcomes at the ANPD annual convention.&

  • "My confidence increased as a leader at work. I was getting comfortable interactive with senior leaders." Mandy Dees, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K, Leadership Academy Alumna
  • "Take the plunge and commit! You will learn a lot of things that you never anticipated and will undoubtedly grow professionally!" Mary Holtschneider, RN-BC, BSN, Med MPA, NREMT-P, CPLP, Leadership Academy Mentor