For more than a decade, NAPNAP has been fostering policy leadership skills for pediatric-focused APRNs through our Advocacy Scholars Program. Participating in the program allows our scholars to better understand the legislative process, develop advanced practice nursing and child health policy advocacy skills, apply these new skills when visiting members of Congress and translate these skills into their professional lives to benefit practices and patients. Although the program is conducted at the federal level, newly acquired skills and knowledge are transferable to scholars’ advocacy efforts at the state and local levels.
For the first time, NAPNAP is conducting its Advocacy Scholars program in conjunction with our NP Leadership and Advocacy Forum. We will provide financial support for up to four policy-minded members to attend our event on Nov. 3-4, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Answer: We encourage current NAPNAP members, including students, to apply. Preference is given to members already working with chapter or national health policy committees.
Answer: Beginning July 1, you can apply online. The application requires:
Note: The online application allows you to create a user account so you can log on multiple times to update your application before the deadline. Use the same link on subsequent visits.
Answer: The submission deadline is Aug. 11, 2019. Notifications to all applicants will be sent by Sept. 15.
Answer: Each selected scholar will receive a financial award to assist with conference registration, transportation and related travel costs. In addition, we recognize recipients as Advocacy Scholars on our website and in Inside the Beltway.
Answer: Scholars are required to attend the national policy conference and Hill visits as well as the NAPNAP pre-event child health policy orientation webinar.
After the event, we expect scholars to share information gained from the program with NAPNAP and its members and then report back to firstname.lastname@example.org. For example:
NOTE: Former Advocacy Scholars Program or NIWI scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.