Mission: To empower pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their healthcare partners to enhance child and family health through practice, leadership, advocacy, education and research.
Primary Audience: Members and potential members comprised of the following: PNPs, FNPs, NNPs, CNS, School NPs, Students, Faculty, and Corporate Circle Members.
Secondary Audience: Children, young adults, families, policy makers, and legislators.
- Commitment as demonstrated by advocacy for children, accountability to our members, passion for our practice, and dedication to lifelong learning.
- Leadership as demonstrated through visionary, innovative, and thoughtful engagement in a diverse and collaborative community.
- Integrity as demonstrated by ethical, legal, transparent, and fiscally sound operations.
2013 - 2015 Strategic Plan Goals & Objectives
Goal 1: NAPNAP will advocate for comprehensive, high-quality, evidence-based, equitable, and family centered healthcare for children provided by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
- Increase participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of safety and quality measures for children.
- Advance initiatives to reduce health disparities.
- Increase provider-inclusive language in policy, statutes, and regulations in public and private institutions.
- Increase reimbursement parity between nurse practitioners and physicians.
- Decrease restrictions to practice and prescriptive authority allowing APRNs to practice to the fullest extent of their education, license, and certification.
Goal 2: NAPNAP members will be recognized for their pediatric health care expertise and contributions to the health and well-being of children by policy makers, health care leaders, consumers, and other stakeholders.
- Expand partnerships with other specialty and healthcare organizations.
- Implement a public relations strategy to improve awareness and positive attitudes toward PNPs/NAPNAP.
- Intentional representation on national committees and councils are aligned with NAPNAP mission.
- Build relationships with children’s hospitals.
- Improve website and social media capabilities, making them more comprehensive and user friendly.
Goal 3: PNPs and their healthcare partners will have the information, resources, and professional acumen needed to ensure quality health care to children and their families.
- Increase PNP and other healthcare partners’ access to knowledge about emerging evidence-based innovations that pertain to the health care of children.
- Facilitate the translation of evidence into practice to improve health outcomes.
- Expand member resources regarding professional issues, standards, performance, and quality measures related to clinical practice in a variety of settings.
- Increase attendance at annual conference educational offerings.
Goal 4: NAPNAP will have the resources, capacity and strategic position necessary to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals.
- Increase membership participation in leadership and mentoring activities.
- Enhance member benefits.
- Augment existing revenue streams to support NAPNAP initiatives.
- Expand opportunities for financial sources from non-traditional resources.
- Increase coordination of organizational activities to best utilize available resources.
Approved by the NAPNAP Executive Board on August 2013