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  1. Wittmann-Price, Ruth PhD, RN, CNS, CNE
  2. Celia, Linda MSN, RN, BC
  3. Dunn, Rosemary DrNP, MBA, RN


The professional development department members are instrumental in leading nursing research and quality improvement projects. Rarely do academic nurse researchers know the staff, culture, and capabilities of an organization like the members of the staff development department. Developing a collaborative program using the talents of the professional development department members and the nurse researcher is a win-win situation and, in this article, describes how it successfully assisted the healthcare organization to be awarded the Magnet Recognition.