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Welcome to the NPD Home Page.  Here you will find information about nursing orientation, residency, mentorship, nursing resources, classes and so much more.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions at 330-344-7760 or


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Nursing Professional Development Team

Brenda Byrne, MSN, RN, CNSRN

Nursing Education Manager



Stephanie Clubbs, MSN, RN, RN-BC

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

4200, 8100, 9100, H&V



Teresa Westerheide-Haller, MSN, RN, RN-BC

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

5100, 52A&B, 6100, 6400, Senior Techs



Elizabeth Goforth, BSN, RN, CCRN-K

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

CVIC, NSICU, TCU, MSICU, Endo, Neuro Intervention Lab, Surgical



Sarah Fleming, BSN, RN, RNC-OB

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

L&D, Postpartum, NICU, PATH, Lactation, Women's Health



Annie Johnson, BSN, RN, RN-BC

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

4100, 5400, 7100, Float Pool, Oncology



Michelle Spears, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

2100, EMU, ROU



Sarah Marsh, BSN, RN, CEN 

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

CCAG Main ED, Satellite EDs



Lynette Yanko-Rasor, MSN, RN

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Night Shift NPD



Mary Schwarz BA

Education Coordinator



Sarah Eibel Kennedy 

Education Coordinator



Lyndsay Pearson, BSN, RN, CNOR

Perioperative Educational Program Coordinator




Nurse Mentorship Program

Definition of Mentor: The definition of a mentor, according to Magnet, is "an experienced nurse who has developed expertise and can be a strong force in shaping a nurse's identity as a professional. Mentoring can include providing information, advice, support, and ideas. Typically, mentors and mentees have a long-lasting relationship. The terms 'mentor' and 'preceptor' are not used interchangeably." 

(2023 Magnet Application Manual®. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Credentialing Center. Accessed June 21, 2023.)

Points on Practice Policy & Procedure (P4s)

Preceptor Resources


Current VARN & Ultrasound Guided IV RN Lists

Nursing Certification

Nurse Residency

The N.U.R.S.E.S.S. Toolkit is designed to support the development of Cleveland Clinic Nurses at all levels. Here you will find a variety of tools, links, and resources developed to support nurses across all  areas of nursing. Utilize and  share these tools among the members of your team.

Simulation Center

The Simulation Lab at Cleveland Clinic Akron General is located in the Nursing Department on the second floor.  It is used by Nursing Professional Development to assist in and enrich nursing education classes such as Nursing Residency, Obstetric Simulations, and many more.  We are proud to offer low to high fidelity simulations and equipment to our caregivers.  

Unit-Based Experts/Resource Nurses

Unlicensed Personnel (NT, ST, etc.)

Course Offerings


MyCME Link

Resources By Specialty