Nurse Development Resources®

The Nation's Health Depends on Nursing®

Nurse Development Resources® (NDR) is an affordable and customizable suite of solution-driven resources and tools your institution can tailor to meet nurse development needs including residencies, fellowships, and staff competency management.

NDR is available at a more affordable price point than other offerings and is a more cost effective approach than internally developed resources. NDR requires no annual commitment and is designed to be affordable to all size hospitals.

NDR is flexible which allows organizations to add additional participants that reflect their hiring practices. Our price point provides a cost effective strategy for the development of new transition-to-practice programs, the enhancement of existing programs, and ongoing competency management necessary to illustrate a safe and competent nursing workforce.


For the first time ever, hospital reimbursement is being tied to direct influencers from nurses. Evidence based decision-making tools in the hands of point-of-care nurses drive quality care and now drive dollars.

GCPD understands the need for health care providers to successfully transition nurses (new graduates, newly hired experienced nurses and nurses transitioning into new specialty practice areas). NDR helps organizations build a workforce based on quality care, safety, positive patient experience, and excellent patient outcomes. This prepared and competent workforce ultimately drives increased reimbursement and helps recover hospital acquired penalty costs.


Understanding Nurse Development Resources

Galen Center for Professional Development (GCPD) believes the nation’s health depends on nurses. It is a core belief which guides all we do. Our collaborative approach creates partnerships with health care providers to align with their goals for nursing workforce development and quality patient outcomes. We engage in partnerships with other nationally recognized reputable organizations to extend additional offerings to our partners based on their needs.

No annual commitments and affordable to all sizes of hospitals

Arm your nursing workforce to positively impact bottom line: Maximize Reimbursements, Recover Costs and Increase Retention


At the heart of Nurse Development Resources® (NDR) is unparalleled customer service to assist you in the development of an implementation plan that ensures successful execution and achievement of your desired goals. We ensure everyone in your organization has the necessary training through a variety of methods including on-site trainings, facilitated interactive webinars, and easily accessible videos.


Take a look above for a quick overview of NDR.

Advance E-Learning Curriculum Modules
Advance is NDR's high quality interactive e-learning curriculum modules and corresponding competencies. Seamlessly updated relevant content that focuses on evidence based practices associated with National Patient Safety Goals, core measures and patient satisfaction.
Development Benchmarks
Benchmarks are a unique component of NDR that provides a roadmap for healthcare organizations to accurately determine the length of "precepted" or "orientation" time. An evidence based tool with consistent, predictable and measurable criteria. This innovative approach provides the evidence necessary for managers, educators and preceptors to deem a nurse ready for independent practice.
Engage Residency Management System
Engage is NDR's custom-built electronic data access and management platform. A real-time progress dashboard allows transparency and the ability to manage organizational and unit specific competencies. In addition, Engage functions as a learning management system for your entire nursing workforce.
Navigate Mobile Bedside App
Navigate is NDR's custom-built, mobile web application that uses binary tree logic to provide point-of-care resources in the navigation and management of National Patient Safety Goals and core measures.
Toolkit Training
Toolkit is NDR's multi-modality training, data collection, analysis and reporting that lets you know you are meeting intended goals, along with specialized consulting to ensure successful implementation and continued organizational development.

About Galen Center for Professional Development (GCPD)

Nurse Development Resources® is a product of Galen Center for Professional Development (GCPD), an independent but sister company to Galen College of Nursing.

Galen Center for Professional Development employs nationally known acute-care nurses as subject matter experts and combines the pedagogical and online development resources of the college to produce high quality, beta-tested, residency resource products for nurses and healthcare employers of nurses.

Galen Center for Professional Development has a mission to further assist nurses, and healthcare providers who employ nurses, with post-degree educational materials to improve patient outcomes and provide meaningful continuing educational experiences.

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