News NAPNAP Update| Volume 24, ISSUE 1, PA19-A20, January 2010


        Tresa Zielinski, CPNP
        Children's Memorial Hospital
        Chicago, Illinois

        Leadership/association development

        The NAPNAP Executive Board continues to monitor the NAPNAP: One United Voice Program and conference planning activities for NAPNAP's 31st Annual Conference. Upcoming additions to our communication efforts will include Facebook and Twitter. Keep your eyes open for e-mail updates about these communication vehicles.


        The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' Continuing Education mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to support our members and other pediatric healthcare providers in promoting optimal health for children.


        For the latest in NAPNAP continuing education (CE) opportunities, go right to the Source—PNPSourCESM!
        NAPNAP's PNPSourCESM recently has launched exciting continuing education opportunities—visit To access PNPSourCESM, members should first log in on the NAPNAP Member site at, or log in at using your NAPNAP member ID and password. Visit PNPSourCESM now for an exceptional learning experience!

        NAPNAP Chapter Providers

        Did you know that 32 NAPNAP Chapters are approved providers of NAPNAP continuing education? If your chapter is not a provider, and you would like to be, please contact Laura Nelsen at [email protected]

        2010 NAPNAP Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care

        April 15-18, 2010; Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL
        Online registration is still available at Early-bird rates apply until March 1, 2010.

        Future Annual Conferences

        32nd Annual Conference. March 23-26, 2011; Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
        33rd Annual Conference. March 28-31, 2012; San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, TX


        Webinars are under development to help members navigate the NAPNAP web site including the NAPNAP Community, NAPNAP's own social networking site. Look for more information about this activity on the NAPNAP Web site and The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner newsletter.


        Nurse In Washington Internship

        The Nurse In Washington Internship (NIWI) Program is sponsored by The Alliance and provides nurse practitioners and nurses the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative process. The program will take place March 14-16, 2010, at the Liaison Capitol Hill. Although the scholarship deadlines have passed, you can still be involved. For more details go to
        We encourage you to explore NAPNAP's new legislative tracking program available in the Legislative Action Center. Once you are on the Legislative Action Center page, click on the Issues & Legislation tab, then click on Current Legislation to access our personal legislative tracking. NAPNAP members can preview the bills that NAPNAP is monitoring, supporting, and opposing. From the summary pages for each bill you can enter your zip code and send a message to your Representative and Senators asking for their support. The nice feature of CapWiz is that it knows who your Representatives and Senators are by your zip code. This section will be updated periodically, so plan to check in regularly.


        Have you visited the NAPNAP Web site lately? The updated Web site, which was launched at the 30th Annual Conference, has a variety of resources for the practicing PNP, such as practice resources (from NAPNAP as well as other organizations); patient education resources; practice frequently asked questions; and technology resources.

        Professional issues

        NAPNAP Professional Issues Committee members are available to serve as consultants to NAPNAP members. Andrea Kline Tilford, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, FCCM, is the Chair of the Professional Issues Committee. Member areas of expertise are listed on the Web site. If you have a specific request or want to contact one of the Committee members, please contact Suzette Harper at the National Office at [email protected]
        Please consider becoming one of our clinical experts if you have a specific expertise or area of interest. Please go to:


        NAPNAP is committed to identifying and providing opportunities for the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of research-based care by PNPs. With a very active Research Committee and an evolving Research Agenda, NAPNAP continues to meet the needs of nurse researchers, while expanding opportunities to improve children's health.
        NAPNAP Research Committee members are available to serve as consultants to NAPNAP members. Rita H. Pickler, PhD, RN, PNP, is the Chair of the Research Committee. Their areas of expertise are listed on the NAPNAP Web site. If you have a specific request or want to contact one of the Committee members, please contact Suzette Harper at the NAPNAP National Office at [email protected]
        ATTENTION RESEARCHERS: If you would like a mailing list of NAPNAP members for your study, please visit the NAPNAP Web site: