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.
Applications Now Open for 2022-2023 NPD Leadership Academy
ANPD is now accepting applications for candidates and mentors to join the 2022-2023 NPD Leadership Academy cohort. The application deadline is November 9, 2021, with the academy launching on March 22, 2022. Click the buttons below to read more about the 2022-2023 Leadership Academy and apply as a candidate or mentor.
Click here to download the NPD Leadership Academy Justification Letter.
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|
2019-2020 NPD Leadership Academy Participants
|Jean Carraher||Tabitha Kinlaw|
|Sheryl Feeney||Cheryl Marchal|
|Sherri Ferry||Nancy McCorkle|
|Teresa Glandorf||Dawn Vollers|
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|
2018-2019 Leadership Academy participants at ANPD's 2018 Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, FL
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.