Strategic Plan

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Mission: To empower pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their healthcare partners to enhance child and family health through practice, leadership, advocacy, education and research.

NAPNAP’s Audiences: 

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.

Core Values:

  • 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).


  1. Increase participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of safety and quality measures for children.
  2. Advance initiatives to reduce health disparities.
  3. Increase provider-inclusive language in policy, statutes, and regulations in public and private institutions.
  4. Increase reimbursement parity between nurse practitioners and physicians.
  5. 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.


  1. Expand partnerships with other specialty and healthcare organizations.
  2. Implement a public relations strategy to improve awareness and positive attitudes toward PNPs/NAPNAP.
  3. Intentional representation on national committees and councils are aligned with NAPNAP mission.
  4. Build relationships with children’s hospitals.
  5. 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.


  1. Increase PNP and other healthcare partners’ access to knowledge about emerging evidence-based innovations that pertain to the health care of children.
  2. Facilitate the translation of evidence into practice to improve health outcomes.
  3. Expand member resources regarding professional issues, standards, performance, and quality measures related to clinical practice in a variety of settings.
  4. 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.


  1. Increase membership participation in leadership and mentoring activities.
  2. Enhance member benefits.
  3. Augment existing revenue streams to support NAPNAP initiatives.
  4. Expand opportunities for financial sources from non-traditional resources.
  5. Increase coordination of organizational activities to best utilize available resources.

Approved by the NAPNAP Executive Board on August 2013