Affordable Colleges Online has created a guide, Workforce Development and Online Learning, that explains the benefits of workforce development and discusses how veterans, young professionals and others looking for career advancement can get started, including an in-depth look at online education and how it can be a viable learning option today.

American Nurses Credentialing Center, sponsoring organization of the Magnet Recognition Program

American Academy for Preceptor Advancement, global organization for research, education, development, and advocacy for advancing preceptor specialization through standards of practice and competency-based preceptor certifications in healthcare.

Donna Cardillo, nursing thought leader, keynote speaker, seminar and retreat leader, author, and former Dear Donna columnist at

International Council of Nurses, representing nursing worldwide, advancing the profession, and influencing health policy

Nursing Consulting Partners, full-spectrum consulting on Magnet preparation, shared governance, and peer review with Barb Haag-Heitman, Vicki George, and other associates.

Teaching Smart, Learning Easy, website of Roz Alfaro-LeFevre, nursing’s foremost teacher of critical thinking.

Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc, a healthcare consulting firm providing expert services in governance improvement, shared decision-making models, and other areas of leadership and administration. Download free copies of Tim Porter-O’Grady’s books, Implementing Shared Governance and the Shared Governance Implementation Manual