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  1. Covell, Christine L. MSN, RN


Healthcare leaders invest in knowledge and skill development of nurses through continuing professional development activities with the objectives of retaining a competent workforce, ensuring the provision of quality patient care, and promoting the recruitment of nurses. However, it remains unclear if organizational investment in the knowledge and skill development of nurses actually benefits patients or organizations. The author discusses the evidence regarding the relationship between organizationally sponsored nursing continuing professional development and outcomes and the implications for organizations.