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National NAPNAP News Flash

Posted about 9 years ago by Emily Petersen

NAPNAP News Flash

Bi-weekly news for NAPNAP members

November 13, 2009


Read the latest HP E-news!

Click here for an update from the HP Committee.


Growing Grassroots Advocacy Program

Coming soon! Watch for ‘Growing Grassroots Advocacy’ program pilot invitations that are coming shortly to help you with state/chapter level advocacy.


Reckitt Benckiser Scholarship Deadline Extended

Due to technical difficulties, we will extend the postmark deadline for the Reckitt Benckiser Student Scholarship until November 20th. This scholarship will award a grant of $1600 to a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student to allow for attendance at the NAPNAP Annual Conference in April, 2010. For more information, click here.


Two Opportunities to Make Comment

NAPNAP members are encouraged to share their strategies and provide comment on how to educate patients about the phase-out of over-the-counter (OTC) epinephrine metered-dose inhalers from the United States. Information on the phase-out is available on FDA's website at: Comments are accepted until November 24, 2009. Opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2020 is available for public comment through December 31, 2009. Your comments and suggestions are an important part of the Healthy People process. More info at:


NAPNAP Clinical Experts Wanted – December 15th Deadline

NAPNAP is looking for members to serve on our Clinical Expert Panel (CEP) where you may be offered the opportunity to participate in various activities related to pediatric health care or represent NAPNAP on regional, state and national levels. For more information and to complete the easy online application, go to: Deadline is December 15th – apply today!


Call for Preceptors at NAPNAP's Annual Conference

Suturing Intensive Workshop: On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, we are offering "Suturing For Nurse Practitioners" twice, from 1:00 am - 2:00 pm and again from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We are looking for PNPs with suturing experience to serve as preceptors by helping the student practice the techniques they have learned. Preceptors will need to be present 30 minutes before the session begins to meet with the instructor, Sonya Estep.

Orthopedic Intensive Workshop (Splinting and Musculoskeletal Injury): PNPs with splinting skills are also needed to assist with a "hand-on" workshop that includes splinting application on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Preceptors will need to be present 30 minutes before "A Busy Office's Guide: Splinting and Care of a Child with an Acute Musculoskeletal Injury" begins to meet with the instructor, Allison Duey-Holtz.

A $205 conference registration discount will be offered to all preceptors. If interested, please complete a brief application online at:


2009 Annual Conference Online Library

With access to the NAPNAP 2009 Annual Conference Online Library you can “attend” any session from the conference even now! Most conference sessions are free to conference participants until March 2010. Those who did not attend the conference can also purchase sessions. For instructions on purchasing, accessing and earning CE: click here.


Have You Heard? Pre-teen Meningitis Vaccine Video

This parent-friendly video uses a real-life mother and daughter team to showcase the all-too-real experience of when meningococcal illness frightens a community. Visit It's free!


Pediatric Vaccinations Brochures Available

Check out NAPNAP’s new brochure - Vaccinations: Keeping Children Healthy for a Lifetime! for your patients. Order them now while supplies last and receive a NAPNAP brochure holder with the brochures for FREE. Place your order online by clicking here.


Revised Position Statement on Tobacco Use and Effects in the Pediatric Population

The NAPNAP Executive Board recently approved the revised NAPNAP statement. Please see to view the statement or look for a copy in an upcoming issue of JPHC.


New Asthma CE offering in JPHC

Look for a new continuing education opportunity on Pediatric Asthma in the Nov/Dec issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. (Also available online at:

NAPNAP members can earn free Rx contact hours through PNPSourCE (!


KySSSM Child and Adolescent Mental Health Fellowship Online CE Program

Check out the KySS Fellowship Program, a comprehensive mental health educational opportunity, offered in collaboration with ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation, NAPNAP, and the NAPNAP Foundation. Participants will earn a KySS Fellowship Certificate and 112 NAPNAP contact hours (33.25 Rx). For more information:


Top 5 Reasons to support the NAPNAP Foundation’s Changing Children’s Lives Campaign

  1. We are your Foundation! Established by NAPNAP in 1978 to improve the health and the quality of life for children and their families, the NAPNAP Foundation invests in the health care provider best suited to maximize children’s health, the PNP.

  2. We serve you! With priority given to NAPNAP members, the Foundation awards and administers funds for advanced practice pediatric nursing research, education, clinical practice and special projects (such as HEAT & KySS).

  3. We share your purpose and vision! A deep commitment to developing the highest standards of practice of PNPs and all nurses who deliver care to children, and a vision to strengthen and secure access to high-quality health care for all children.

  4. We share your goals! To promote and sustain the integration, influence and contribution of the PNP role in health care across the US as leaders in advancing excellence in children’s health practice.

  5. We need your support! The goal of the Foundation’s Changing Children’s Lives campaign is to raise funds to invest in PNP scholarships and research grants with the aim of developing pediatric nursing best practices and strong and effective PNPs and leaders committed to improving children’s lives through leadership, vision and creativity. We hope you will make the NAPNAP Foundation one of the top three organizations, or ideally the primary organization, you financially support. You can make no better investment than one that improves the lives of children and supports advanced practice pediatric nursing. Each and every dollar invested counts and even the smallest donation makes a difference! Donations can be made on-line through the NAPNAP website, by mail, or by contacting the home office. Thank you in advance for your support.


Celebrate National NP Week

Nov. 8 to 14 is National NP Week. The theme for this year's celebration is "Nurse Practitioners -- 125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage." Thank you for all that you do to care for our nation's children and families.