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  1. Asselin, Marilyn PhD, RN, BC
  2. Harper, Mary PhD, RN-BC


The Delphi technique is a multistage survey involving rounds of structured questions with a panel of identified experts. The approach is well suited for a range of applications in nursing professional development practice that involve priority setting and consensus building. This article provides an overview of the technique, steps in using the approach, and implications and suggestions for its use in nursing professional development practice.