About

Who We Are

With more than 8,500 members, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and all pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Established in 1973, we are the only national organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents, and to advancing the APRN's role in providing that care. We pride ourselves in the caliber of our members, which include national child healthcare experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty and practicing                                                                      professionals representing many facets of pediatric healthcare                                                            delivery.

Our Promise to You

We are dedicated to providing remarkable customer service and support. Our staff promises to: 

  1. Respond to your inquiries within two business days.
  2. Address customer concerns and follow up to ensure we are exceeding your expectations.
  3. Listen with a goal of understanding and providing personalized service based on your needs.
  4. Provide a positive experience for our customers.
  5. Take responsibility for having knowledge of the association’s services. 

Our Business

NAPNAP’s mission is to empower pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and their interprofessional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education and research.

We provide our members with education, leadership, networking and research opportunities. We advocate for our members to be able to practice to the fullest extent of their education, license and certification, and for comprehensive, high-quality health care for children. We develop and distribute information and educational materials to parents and families relevant to promoting, maintaining, and/or restoring optimal health for children.

Volunteer Leaders

Tresa Zielinski, DNP, RN, APN-NP, CPNP-PC President
Dawn Garzon, PhD, CPNP, PNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP President-elect
Laura Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC Immediate Past President