The Nursing Professional Development Specialist is a registered nurse who influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings. The NPD Specialist supports lifelong learners in an inter-professional environment that facilitates continuous development and learning for the healthcare team. Utilizes or generates new evidence through evidence based practice projects or research.
1. Advances the profession through publications, presentations, and other scholarly work.
2. Demonstrates value of professional development to the healthcare environment through return on investment, enhances quality of care, and improved patient outcomes considering factors related to quality, safety, effectiveness and cost.
3. Actively works to transform processes at the organizational level, utilizing project management and improvement processes.
4. Implements and sustains strategies for professional development and educational initiatives.
5. Other job functions as assigned.
1. Bachelor�s or Master�s degree in nursing required. Master�s degree preferred in adult education.
2. Certification/Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois and NPD Specialty Certification.
3. Minimum of five years of nursing professional development experience in specialty area.
4. Program lead in continuing education programs specific to specialty.
5. Basic Life Support certification required from the American Heart Association.
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