COVID-19 Resources for NPD Practitioners

ANPD continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including updates from public health officials and our community. Healthcare providers worldwide are actively engaged in emergency operations related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. ANPD’s mission is to advance quality health care by defining and promoting nursing professional development (NPD) practice. To help our community navigate this together, below are resources to support you in your practice to address rapidly evolving crisis situations such as the COVID-19 outbreak. This page is being updated regularly with new information and resources as they become available.

Send a Virtual High Five to an NPD Practitioner

In a time when we're all asked to go above and beyond, we’ve made sending the perfect virtual high five easy with our thank you e-card. Express your appreciation by sending one now. 

Preparing for Educational Emergencies - Free Webinar Recording

As we know, educational emergencies do indeed exist. Re-visit an ANPD webinar on preparing for educational emergencies. This webinar remains a timely resource for creating a strategy to guide rapid deployment of staff education based on lessons learned by educators who were faced with preparing staff during the Ebola outbreak.

Presented by:

Marti Butlar, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Kristine Powell, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC


Optimizing Nursing Staff During a Pandemic – Free Webinar Recording

The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to staffing shortages at a time when acute care organizations are anticipated to reach, and potentially exceed, capacity. All available healthcare professionals, even those who do not routinely provide patient care, might be needed to ensure patients’ needs are met. The purpose of this webinar is to describe a rapid orientation process for deploying nurses to ensure safe patient care during workforce shortages

Presented by:

Hilary Brown, MSN-Ed, RN

Bri Carrera, MSN, RN, TCRN

Lori Stanley, BSN, RN


Getting Creative With Professional Development - Free Webinar Recording

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This pandemic demands just-in-time training for all staff. This webinar, Tap in to Technology to Make Education More Accessible: Using Videos and QR Codes, will help you flex your creative muscle and use videos and QR codes to provide education that's available for staff when and where they need it. Watch the webinar and download this Making Videos and QR Codes quick tip guide.


Calculating IV Drip Rates - Free Video 

During the current pandemic, hospitals may run low of critical equipment such as IV pumps. Staff may be required to calculate drip rates to deliver IV fluids without the use of an IV pump—a skill they may have never used. 
This video, sponsored by WGU, gives step-by-step instructions for calculating macrodrip and microdrip IV drip rates and may be used for staff training free of charge.

Join the Conversation

Wrap Text around Image To assist you during these tumultuous times, ANPD has temporarily made our members-only discussion forums available to anyone in the nursing community. The COVID-19 discussion forum is a resource for you to share articles, discuss strategies to assist your nursing staff through this crisis, and more.


NPD Sound Bites: Educational Podcasts


Preparing for Educational Emergencies Podcast: Listen here

Optimizing Nursing Staff During a Pandemic Podcast: Listen here

Show Support for Those on the Front Lines 

We've created a Facebook Profile Frame you can add to your page to show your pride for being an NPD practitioner supporting the front lines.


To add the frame: 

  1. Navigate to your Facebook profile page and click to edit your photo.
  2. Select 'Add Frame'
  3. Type 'ANPD' in to the search bar
  4. Choose the frame 'NPD Practitioners Supporting the Front Lines' and click 'Use as Profile Picture'

For specific guidelines for coronavirus management, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.