ANPD Washington

An affiliate of the Association for Nursing Professional Development

ANPDWA advances quality healthcare by defining and promoting Nursing Professional Development in Washington State.


Our members are nursing professional development practitioners and associates who work in a variety of healthcare settings in Washington state. Membership is open to those engaged in development of nurses and other healthcare workers.

We are a non-profit affiliate of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD).

ANPDWA advances quality healthcare by defining and promoting Nursing Professional Development practice in Washington State.

ANPDWA is the premier resource for supporting nursing professional development practice in Washington State.

The purpose of ANPDWA is to promote and advance nursing professional development and its practitioners within Washington State via education, collaboration, advocacy, and connection.

The objectives of ANPDWA are to:
  • Provide for the sharing of educational information and resources.
  • Encourage communication through the local, state, and national arenas.
  • Provide and promote continuing education among health care personnel.
  • Act as a resource for other health care professionals and organizations.
  • Promote, utilize and engage in educational research to improve the practice and effectiveness of professional development.
  • Support networking and mentoring among its members.

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Membership & Service


Join ANPD Washington, a non-profit affiliate of the Association for Nursing Professional Development!

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Calendar & Events

ANPDWA Webinar:

ANPDWA Quarterly Webinar. 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Remain online for All member meeting 1:00pm - 1:15pm Registration and Details coming soon

  • Date: 09/11/2020 12:00 PM - 09/11/2020 01:00 PM
  • Location: Online Webinar

Upcoming Events

Title Date Location
ANPDWA Member Meeting (Immediately following Webinar) 11 Sep 2020 Online
ANPDWA Webinar: 11 Dec 2020 Online Webinar
ANPDWA Member Meeting (Immediately following Webinar) 11 Dec 2020 Online

Past Events

Title Date Location
ANPDWA Member Meeting (Online) 12 Jun 2020
2020 ANPDWA Webinar Series: Facilitating Transitions in Practice for New Nursing Leaders 12 Jun 2020 Online Webinar
Seattle Nursing Research Conference 2020 27 Jan 2020
ANPD Certification Review Course Jan 9-10, 2020 Tacoma, WA 09 Jan 2020 2420 S State St, Tacoma, WA 98405
ANPDWA Half Day Conference 08 Jan 2020 CHI Franciscan Education and Support Center
ANPDWA Member Meeting (Immediately following Webinar) 19 Nov 2019 Online
ANPDWA Webinar: Microlearning 19 Nov 2019 Online Webinar
ANPDWA Member Meeting (Online) 08 Oct 2019


ANPDWA Affiliate News

ANPDWA Affiliate News

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ANPDWA Newsletters

Repository for ANPDWA Quarterly Newsletters

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ANPDWA Webinar Handouts & Resources

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Meet Your Board of Directors

Melani Mangum-Williams, MSN, NPD-BC


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Lauri Jankowski, MN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K


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Lauri Ledbeter, MSN, NPD-BC


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Debbie Saywers MSN, NPD-BC, CPN


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Marta Devolt, MN, NPD-BC, RNC-OB


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Lauren Kalember MSN, NPD-BC, CCRN


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Wendy Fordham PhD NPD-BC CCRN-K


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ANPDWA Awards & Recognitions

ANPDWA Awards & Recognitions
ANPDWA is proud to offer three awards in order to recognize the NPD Excellence in Washington State.

The ANPDWA Awards and Recognition Committee has worked hard to develop and offer these awards. We encourage you to nominate a deserving person today. Read more about each award, and nominate via the following links:

Emerging Leader Award:          ANPDWA Emerging Leader Award

Above and Beyond Award:       ANPDWA Above and Beyond Award

NPD of the Year Award:            ANPDWA NPD of the Year Award

Nominations are due March 31, 2020

NPD Department Spotlight

NPD Department Spotlight
Confluence Health
Wenatchee, Washington

Submitted by
Pam Wallis BSN, RN
Karen Molander MSN, RN


Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals, more than 40 medical specialties and primary care, to provide comprehensive medical care throughout North Central Washington. Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane.

The Clinical Development department consists of 15 NPD practitioners, eight who are unit based and 7 with organization wide responsibilities. Additional support staff include a CNA Training Specialist, a MA Training Specialist an Administrative Assistant and two Learning Management System (LMS) Specialists.

The Clinical Development team at Confluence Health provides multi-disciplinary and inter-professional learning opportunities across the organization. The team's responsibilities include but are not limited to on-boarding, orientation, RN and CNA residency programs, and preceptor programs. One of the primary roles of this team is to promote collaboration and communication between all members of the patient care team.


ANPDWA hosted a half day conference the day prior to the ANPD Cert Prep course that took place in Tacoma WA. Greg Durkin and Patsy Maloney were the guest speakers

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