The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development

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The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development
50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN

Practical advice to solve your most common problems

“How do I engage resistant learners?"

“How can I cover all the mandatory topics while getting orientation done faster?”

“How do I show that my education and training programs have a link to job performance and patient outcomes?”

Sound familiar? These are some of the most ever present challenges for staff development professionals and unit-based educators. The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development offers quick, practical advice from experts who have been there. Author and veteran nursing professional Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, and contributing author Barbara A. Brunt, MA, MN, RN-BC, NE-BC, condense their years of knowledge and experience into easy-to-implement strategies that will guide you through your NPD efforts—no matter your background or experience—reducing your stress, saving time, and making your job easier.

Unlike anything else on the market, this book gives you instant solutions and quick tips you can use immediately.


  • Priceless teaching tips from top nursing educators practicing in the field today
  • Handy, concise format that allows for quick topic lookup
  • Complements any staff development program
  • Perfect resource for new educators or unit-based trainers who need no-nonsense information fast


Education and Training
Tips to facilitate orientation, deal with disruptive learners, enhance attendance, and more!

Practical strategies to resolve conflict, improve communication, and reduce the incidence of horizontal violence.

Nurturing the professional growth and development of nursing professional development (NPD) specialists
Career advancement strategies, tips for taking the professional development certification exam, practical suggestions for writing for publication, and additional ideas for NPD professional growth.

NPD Administrative Issues
Tips for writing NPD job descriptions, how to differentiate between an education need and a systems problem, understanding regulatory issues, and evaluating the impact of education on job performance and patient outcomes!

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About the Author:

Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is the owner of Avillion’s Curriculum Design in York, PA, and specializes in designing continuing education programs for healthcare professionals and freelance medical writing. She is the editor of the e-newsletter Staff Development Weekly and is a frequent presenter at National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO) and various conferences and conventions devoted to continuing education and staff development. She is the author of Evidence-Based Staff Development: Strategies to Create, Measure, and Refine Your Program; A Practical Guide to Staff Development: Evidence-Based Tools and Techniques for Effective Education; and the Nurse Educator Manual: Essential Skills and Guidelines for Effective Practice.

Contributing Author:
Barbara A. Brunt, MA, MN, RN-BC, NE-BC, is director of nursing education and staff development for Summa Health System in Akron, OH. She has experience in a variety of roles in nursing professional development. She served as section editor for all four editions of The Core Curriculum for Staff Development, published by NNSDO, and wrote Competencies for Staff Educators: Tools to Evaluate and Enhance Nursing Professional Development, published by HCPro, Inc.

Continuing Education:

If you would like to find out about the availability of nursing contact hours on this or any other HCPro nursing book, please visit our Continuing Education information page, here.

Published: April 2012