Position Statements

NAPNAP adopts positions on myriad issues regarding children's health and professional nursing practice. We follow a rigorous process, beginning with the approval of the pursuit of a position, as well as in the actual development of each position. All of our position statements must be approved by NAPNAP's Executive Board.

NAPNAP's position statements are regularly reviewed to ensure they meet evolving standards and best practices. All regular position statements from NAPNAP automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time.

NAPNAP also supports position statements from other organizations. Click here to see NAPNAP Supported Position Statements.

NAPNAP Position Statements

Access to Care (2011)

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (2010)

Age Parameters for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice (2014)

Breastfeeding (2012)

Child Maltreatment (2011)

Continuing Education (2011)

Corporal Punishment (2011)

Credentialing and Privileging for Nurse Practitioners (2010)

Developing the Nursing Workforce (2013)

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) (2012)

Health Risks and Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Adolescents (2011)

Identification and Prevention of Overweight and Obesity in the Pediatric Population (2009)

Immunizations (2010 - currently under revision)

Integration of Mental Health Care in Pediatric Primary Care Settings (2013)

Malpractice Insurance for Nurse Practitioners (2009)

NP Prescriptive Privileges (2010)

Pediatric Health Care/Medical Home (2009)

PNPs' Role in Disasters Involving Children (2011)

PNP's Role in Supporting Infant and Family Well-Being During the First Year of Life (2010)

Prevention of Tobacco Use and Effects in the Pediatric Population (2009)

Prevention of Unintentional Injuries in Children (2008 - currently under revision)

Protection of Children Involved In Research Studies (2009)

Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services (2009)

Role of PNPs in Quality Improvement (2013)

School Based Health Centers (2012)

Supporting Children and Families in Early Care and Education (2010)