NPD Practitioner Resources
Here we’ve curated ANPD resources specific to experience level so you can find the solutions to your unique needs.
NPD Practice Model
Meritorious Academic Partnership Toolkit
The MAP Toolkit is a resource to help advocate for the inclusion of NPD content in graduate criteria.
Position Statements, Discussion Papers & Reports
View ANPD's position statements, discussion papers, and reports.
Known Costs Table
The Known Costs Table lists costs of various conditions that may be impacted by educational interventions. This resource may help NPD practitioners demonstrate the value of their activities.
Environmental Scanning Toolkit
The Environmental Scanning Toolkit includes a variety of resources you can use to forecast future trends impacting your nursing professional development (NPD) practice. Each column can be filtered to sort by NPD role, category, etc.
Clinical Education Matrix
The Clinical Education Matrix* serves as a guide to education required by regulatory and accrediting bodies.
This document serves as a guide to education required by regulatory and accrediting bodies. The spreadsheet is organized by tab for CMS (2022), DNV (2022), DNV VAD (2022), DNV Primary Stroke (2022), DNV Comprehensive Stroke (2022), TJC (2022 Manual), TJC NPSG (2022), TJC VAD (2022), OSHA (2022), MBSAQIP-Bariatric (2022), Ambulatory (TJC 2022) & Ambulatory (AAAHC, NPSG, CMS, ACHD- 2022). Each column can be filtered by column title (e.g., Topic, Standard, etc.) so that you can easily research the information you seek.
*Disclaimer: This document is a guideline for required education, not an official document. Requirements for education vary based on many factors, and some states may have requirements in addition to those portrayed on the Matrix. Each organization is responsible for ascertaining the education required for its staff.
- Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) Website
This website provides online resources to assist students, faculty, and practicing professionals to provide evidence-based care.
- Geriatric Simulations Toolkit
This free toolkit focuses on increasing nurse competence and confidence in the care of an older adult. The toolkit is comprised of four simulations that are intended for nursing students but can easily be adapted for clinical staff to help orient healthcare professionals to older adults' unique needs.
Population Health Management
This free online learning module prepares nurses for Population Health Management (PHM). It contains four lessons focusing on PHM's value, the drive, the role of the registered nurse (RN), and how RNs can identify and close population health gaps.
Apps for Educators
NAON Core Curriculum for Orthopedic Nursing, 8th Edition
This exciting edition of the Core is in full-text format for more complete orthopaedic information and referencing. The elbow chapter is a new addition. The book contains additional tables and figures that complement the text descriptions. A glossary displays key terms for the chapters. An extensive appendix provides an in-depth list of nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes. The current state of orthopaedic nursing practice is evident throughout the chapters. A wealth of orthopaedic clinical knowledge is incorporated through the expert influence of the wide variety of authors and reviewers. This book is a must for those preparing orthopaedic nursing professional papers or publications. The Core is an excellent resource to prepare for an orthopaedic certification exam or used as a solid desk reference for those with or without orthopaedic experience in the nursing work environment.