Your [NPD Department, Education Department, etc.] celebrates Nursing Professional Development Week September 20-26, 2015. Please join us in thanking our colleagues for all they do. Our nursing professional development (NPD) specialists provide our nurses with education to ensure that our patients receive high quality, safe patient care that aligns with the latest evidence-based guidelines. Our NPD colleagues provide the following programs: [Alter the list as needed] Orientation Transition to practice programs Competency assessment (for new hires and routinely thereafter) Continuing education contact hours Education on use of new equipment/policies & procedures Coordination of student affiliations (contracts, scheduling, orientation, parking passes, etc.) We have our NPD department to thank for our successful [Quality initiatives such as Magnet®/Research/Evidence-based practice initiative/The Joint Commission accreditation] Many of our NPD specialists have demonstrated their expertise in their specialty by becoming board certified in nursing professional development. [Consider listing NPD specialists who are certified] [Insert a quote from the director of your department congratulating the department for all their hard work or on a recent accomplishment] You NPD specialists are always willing provide career development counseling. Are you interested in enrolling in a program or going back to school? Seeking specialty certification? Transitioning to another role? Visit our NPD Department today, or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call NPD Specialist at ext. XXXX to set up an appointment.