U of L Hospital

Nursing Professional Development

T. Baker Trauma

Helping Nurses Achieve Excellence

At University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, we nurture and support our nursing professionals as they become leaders dedicated to excellence.

The Nursing Professional Development Program (NPDP) was officially launched in January 2011. Available to direct care nurses, the program offers them the opportunity to grow and develop professionally by participating in a variety of endeavors designed to both engage and retain our nurses.

The NPDP also recognizes and rewards those who promote clinical expertise within the patient- and family-centered care model, as it provides our bedside nurses an opportunity for clinical advancement and acknowledgment without them having to leave the patient-care setting.