Stanford Nursing

PNDP Support

The Professional Growth and Development Council has created support teams for all PNDP applicants. We are offering drop-in lounges and office hours for group and individual coaching sessions. Some team members are posting their on-unit office hours availability – check intranet or email the team member for their monthly schedules. For more information and scheduling, please contact any team member.

PNDP Support Lounges

3:30 pm—5:30 pm
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (Check unit bulletin board for location)

Ling’s Top Tips for Navigating the PNDP Process

Ling Chen, MSN, RN, CNOR, CN IV

  1. Be confident and spirited – it’s not as hard as it seems.
  2. Start early and be prepared to discuss with your manager where you fit in the ACE. This will help you to know if you should apply for CN III (proficient) or CN IV (expert).
  3. Be thorough in organizing your portfolio – a binder helped me. Add your documents as you go and make a copy or electronic file of everything before you turn in the portfolio. The portfolio will assist you greatly during your panel interview.
  4. Be open-minded with the topics of your exemplars, and don’t hesitate to brag about your skills. Speak from your heart. Also, seek a coach who will help bring out the best in your clinical expertise.

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