1990: The Affiliate Story Begins
In the summer of 1990, a Task Force on Local/National Affiliation was established at the urging of Carmela Hartline, Nurse Educator from Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She became the chair of the task force, with Sandy Holmes serving as the Steering Committee liaison to the Task Force. They competed a proposal to allow local groups of NPD practitioners to become affiliated with NNSDO, which was approved by the board. The proposal included four parts: the process to become affiliated with NNSDO, affiliation guidelines, fees, and benefits to the local group. Information was shared with members at the July 1991 convention, and on November 8, 1991, the Central Ohio Nursing Staff Development Organization (CONSDO) became the first affiliate of NNSDO. At the first solely-sponsored NNSDO convention in 1994, there was a meeting of affiliate presidents as part of convention. Based on feedback from the 1995 convention, the board appointed a member-at-large to serve as a liaison to the affiliates, and the affiliate meeting became a part of convention. Affiliates continue to grow with ANPD WA as the newest. As of February 2019 there are 52 affiliate groups of ANPD. Click here to view ANPD's current affiliate groups.
Above: An ANPD Affiliate group stands to be recognized during an ANPD Convention.