NAPNAP’s Clinical Expert Panel and Application Process
Click here to complete the online NAPNAP Clinical Expert Panel Application.
Click here to view a list of NAPNAP’s Clinical Experts.
NAPNAP is looking for individuals (must be a NAPNAP member) who are “recognized leaders” in their area of expertise and have pertinent clinical experience, and if possible some related research background in the area. Participating individuals may be offered the opportunity to participate in various avenues of public education about children’s health care and pediatric nurse practitioner practice. Many practicing PNPs have gained personal exposure sharing their expertise on topics for which experience and hard work have earned them the right to be regarded as an authority by the media. Although we have many experts identified, NAPNAP would like to expand our already effective media outreach by adding to its pool of clinical experts.
If you are interested, please complete the application and return to the NAPNAP National Office. Members of the Communications Committee will review all applications. Applications are reviewed two times each year (May and November). Inclusion is based on completeness of application, media experience (desired – but not required!), nursing experience, and the need for experts in the topic area chosen. Sending in the form does not obligate you to anything, but it does tell NAPNAP that you are willing to share your expertise and would considered being contacted to respond to a request. If a topic is not listed or defined adequately, please add the topic or describe it in more detail.
There are a few different opportunities in which you may be asked to serve as a clinical expert. The number of opportunities and requests received by NAPNAP varies each month. We cannot guarantee that there will be activity in your identified area. However, it is better to be prepared and have experts identified should an opportunity arise. The various potential opportunities are described below.
Subject Matter Commentary: Within this area, NAPNAP would volunteer your name to journalists seeking clarification, or experience-based commentary on a given subject for print media. This activity usually requires a rapid turn-around time with tight editorial deadlines. When a journalist contacts you, you will often be expected to respond within 12 hours.
Author: This category is for individuals who are experts in one or more fields who are willing to author printed material published by NAPNAP. This may include writing articles for our consumer publications (e.g. Ready, Set, Grow), providing content for NAPNAP brochures, or reviewing other publications. This type of work is usually done under the supervision of a NAPNAP staff member or editor, who provides direction on content and format. The turn around time for this type of work typically varies from two weeks to several months.
Media Spokesperson: This category is for individuals who are recognized experts in one or more fields and are able and willing to comment on camera (or radio) on current issues related to children’s health care or pediatric nurse practitioner practice. Often media events are planned well in advance, but occasionally there is a last minute request.
Organization Liaison: This activity entails representing NAPNAP on a regional or national committee. It includes participating in the committee activities on an ongoing basis or until project completion. It requires that the liaison report back to the NAPNAP Executive Board on committee activities. Such appointments require a Presidential appointment, and occasionally Board approval.
Quality Experts: NAPNAP is also looking for individuals who are interested in helping NAPNAP with our health care quality activities. As we work with the National Quality Forum (NQF) and others we hope to be instrumental in the national goal to measuring health care quality, developing nursing quality indicators, fostering systems for quality improvement, and ensuring all children and families have access to quality health care.
The NAPNAP National Office keeps a reference guide of all NAPNAP clinical experts for referral when a request arises. Additionally, all clinical experts will be listed on NAPNAP’s Website in a section titled “NAPNAP Clinical Experts”. This section will allow requesting individuals, journalists, or organizations to search for experts.
Once included in the Clinical Expert Panel, experts will be contacted by the NAPNAP National Office and will be requested to update their application and vita every three years.