The NPD Leadership Academy is a 12-month mentored program based on the content of Leadership in Nursing Professional Development: An Organization and System Focus, (2nd ed.). (Harper, 2022). 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.
2023-2024 Applications Now Open
Apply for the 2023-2024 NPD Leadership Academy
View the application requirements to learn more about the program and application process. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm CT. Show your organizational leaders where you picture yourself a year from now and how the NPD Leadership Academy will get you there using this justification toolkit.
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Apply to be a Mentor
ANPD is also in search of certified NPD practitioners with 3-5 years of experience in a NPD leadership role to serve as mentors for the 2023-2024 NPD Leadership Academy cohort. Mentors receive a complimentary copy of the course text, discounted registration to the 2023 Aspire Convention, and will have the opportunity to participate in a concurrent panel session at the 2024 Aspire Convention.
View the application requirements to learn more. The deadline to submit mentor applications is Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CT.
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