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. 

2021-2022 NPD Leadership Academy Participants

Hilary Brown Kelly Paddock
Rubie Rose Costales Jessica Reed
Stephaney Gordon-Cowan Staci Shanks
Ashley Jones Jody Shiveley
Sabrina McKinney Katie Steidle


2020-2021 NPD Leadership Academy Participants

Congratulations to the participants of the 2020-2021 NPD Leadership Academy on their recent graduation from the program in May!

Katherine A'Hearn Gisso Oreo
Melissa Dibble Marlene Porter
Nicole Dickey Kristina Rivera
R. Denise Filiatrault Rhonda Rychlik
Claire Gonder Julianne Taylor
Angela Green-Jones Casey Templin
Molly Heenan Jennifer Yaden
Katrina Kelley


2019-2020 NPD Leadership Academy Participants

Jean Carraher Tabitha Kinlaw
Sheryl Feeney Cheryl Marchal
Sherri Ferry Nancy McCorkle
Teresa Glandorf Dawn Vollers
Fallon Hughes


2018-2019 NPD Leadership Academy Participants

Linda Bub   Jennifer Mattei
Michele Burdette-Taylor   Rhonda Neuhaus
Pam DeGeorge   Jessica Phillips
Kathy DuBois   Melanie Rainford
Diane Gengo   Erin Robson
Jenny Harshman   Mary Spelis
Lisa Hollingshead   Valerie Ventura
Rachel Kelter   Michele Wallace
Susan Martin


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2018-2019 Leadership Academy participants at ANPD's 2018 Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, FL

Continuing Education 

Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANPD Leadership Academy Refund Policy 

  • Tuition for the NPD Leadership Academy may be refunded until 30 days prior to the start of the Leadership Academy Program, and will be subject to withholding of the Strengthscope® Assessment fee and a $150 processing fee. Refunds are processed by the method in which they were paid.
  • Pursuant to the refund deadline (30 days prior to the start of the program), no refunds will be granted. Individuals who withdraw after the refund deadline may attend the Leadership Academy webinars and receive contact hours for the webinars only. No other participation in Leadership Academy activities will be permitted.
  • Participants who fail to complete the assignments and expectations of the Leadership Academy will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn. No refund will be granted and participants will only be eligible for continuing education for webinars attended.