Happy Nursing Professional Development Week!

Please join me during National Professional Development Week (September 24-30, 2017) in thanking the Clinical Nurse Educators (CNEs; also known nationally as Nursing Professional Development Specialists) for all that they do for the Department of Nursing!  The Association of Nursing Professional Development Specialists (ANPD) has identified four major domains of practice for the CNE:  

  • Partner for practice transitions
  • Learning facilitator
  • Change agent
  • Mentor


In addition, the entire INEx team in our INEx model (including the CNEs) provides four critical services to ensure excellent nursing practice:

  • Provides education and training
  • Fosters clinical inquiry
  • Enhances skill acquisition
  • Promotes professional development

We are fortunate to have such a stellar group of CNEs represent the entire enterprise:

  • Christine Andrade, Student Coordination & Ancillary Staff
  • Lindsay Bolt, Adult Acute & Transitional Care
  • Sabina Gonzalez, Adult Critical Care
  • Sherrie Nameth, Pediatric Critical Care
  • Dawn Pizzini, Pediatric Acute Care
  • Anjal Pong, Pediatric OR
  • Mary-Ann Rich, Adult OR
  • Michele Sibley, Ambulatory

Please join me in thanking them for their endless enthusiasm, clinical expertise, and skilled facilitation of learning! 

Adam Cooper
Education Manager, Institute for Nursing Excellence; Deputy Director for Evidence Synthesis, UCSF Centre for Evidence Synthesis & Implementation:  A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence