The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) is a professional nurse who contributes to the learning and ethical practice development of all nursing employees. Responsibilities of the role include serving as an educator, career coach, mentor and leader within the organization. The NPDS assists, facilitates and guides the development of nursing employees beginning with initial orientation and continuing throughout the employment of the individual. The NPDS serves as a resource to leadership for the implementation of education programs, evidenced based practice and outcomes evaluation. The Nursing Professional Development Specialist systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing professional development practice.
The delivery of nursing care within the Kettering Health Network and Greene Memorial Hospital reflects the missions, vision, values and philosophies, of the organization and nursing departments.
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist reports to the Nursing Director.