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.
We offer financial support for up to six chapter legislative chairs or members to attend a national health policy conference and Capitol Hill Day to be hosted Feb 4-6, 2018. More info available Sept. 25.
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 Sept. 25, 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 deadline is Oct. 22, 2017.
Answer: Each selected scholar will receive a financial award to assist with the national health policy conference registration, transportation and related travel costs. In addition, we recognize recipients as Advocacy Scholars on our website and in Inside the Beltway.
Answer: You are required to attend the national policy conference and Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C. After the event, we request scholars utilize their skills and/or share their knowledge with other NAPNAP members and report back to firstname.lastname@example.org. For example:
NOTE: Former Advocacy Scholars Program or NIWI scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.