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  1. Russell, Jillian A. MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  2. Dickerson, Pamela S. PhD, RN, NPD-BC, FAAN


Data from a 2017 survey of the Association for Nursing Professional Development members informed the development of resources to support the role of the professional development associate. Competency-based educational programming, a position description and evaluation templates, and other professional development resources were developed in response to this need. A follow-up survey in 2019 validated the need for continued support of this vital role in professional development departments.