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  1. Harper, Mary G. PhD, RN, NPDA-BC
  2. Maloney, Patsy EdD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CEN, NEA-BC
  3. Aucoin, Julia DNS, RN, NPD-BC
  4. MacDonald, Ryan PhD


A 2015 study exploring the correlations between nursing professional development (NPD) staffing and organizational outcomes was replicated in 2021. Part 1 of this two-part report provides background information and descriptive data, including organizational characteristics, NPD department structures, and NPD practitioner ratios per employee, per RN, and per hospital bed. Findings reflect the proliferation of hospital systems, expansion of NPD practice to include other professions and all employees, and little change in NPD certification.