Connect & Recruit - NAPNAP

Connect & Recruit

As a current member, you know that the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the professional home for pediatric-focused Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs). We serve as your go-to source for quality online and in-person pediatric education, peer-to-peer networking, evidence-based practice resources, career tools and high-caliber pediatric and advanced practice nursing research and news.

Don’t keep us a secret! Invite your pediatric-focused APRN colleagues and students to become a part of the NAPNAP community today during our Connect & Recruit campaign. We will reward you for the new members you recruit between November 3 – December 15, 2022.

  • Refer a prospective member online and make sure they enter your name in the referral field when they join (this step is key)!
  • Print copies of the NAPNAP membership application to hand out personally to colleagues. List your name and member number in the “Member Referral” section.
    Be sure to follow the recruitment tips below when discussing NAPNAP membership.
  • Email your colleagues’ names and contact information to, and we will send them more information about membership.

This program provides an incentive for recruiting new members in our Preferred and Student categories only. Sorry, new Essential category members and renewals of current members do not count.

When you’re ready to start recruiting, simply copy and paste the text below. Don’t forget to edit the information to include their first name!

Hi [Name],

As I’ve probably mentioned before, I’m a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, also known as NAPNAP. It has been the ideal professional home for me because it provides a community of pediatric-focused nurse practitioners to engage with and continuing education that has enhanced my practice. As we continue to innovate how we practice and/or educate or precept the next generation of NPs, I truly believe that benefits and services that NAPNAP offers will be very valuable. I recommend you join me in NAPNAP’s community of experts in pediatrics and advocates for children.

Learn more about NAPNAP membership and feel free to ask me questions about my experience. When you join, please include my name in the referred by field. I’m participating in the current Connect & Recruit campaign.

Participation in our Connect & Recruit Campaign benefits everyone:

  • Members — Recruiting members will receive a discount ($30 off 1 new preferred or student member, $40 off 2-4 new preferred or student members, $50 off 5 new preferred or student members) on his or her next membership renewal. The member who recruits the most new members will receive a complimentary renewal.
  • New Recruits — When new members join NAPNAP, they will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of membership including professional development, educational resources and networking opportunities, including discounts on our highly rated continuing education opportunities.
  • NAPNAP — With each new member, our association gains another voice to advocate for child health and advanced practice nursing. In addition, new members’ clinical expertise enhances our publications, special interest groups and conference presentations and grow our community of pediatric health leaders.

Follow the tips below to maximize the likelihood that the individuals that you speak to will join:

  1. Identify the best prospects – Review your network of professional colleagues and identify those who could benefit most from NAPNAP membership. Remember, NAPNAP is the home to all PNPs and FNPs who treat children. When meeting new individuals, consider asking whether or not they are a member of NAPNAP. If not, utilize the tools below to tell them about the organization.
  2. Know the benefits of membership – NAPNAP provides an array of valuable resources to members. The more familiar you are with the benefits, the better equipped you will be to discuss them with your colleagues. Try to remember why you first joined and how you have come to value new benefits as your career has progressed.
  3. Have membership info available to share – You can download the following materials to print and distribute or email to your recruits:
    Membership application
    One-page promotional suggestions to help you recruit colleagues and students
    PedsCE℠ Flyer
  4. Give examples – Provide your colleagues with examples of how your NAPNAP membership has benefited you in your career. A positive testimonial can be one of the strongest tools when recruiting new members.
  5. Focus on their needs – Each individual has different needs regarding their professional development. Ask questions about their professional goals and what information they are looking for. Based on their answers, identify and highlight the benefits that will be of greatest value to them.
  6. Close with a plan of action – After discussing the value of membership and your experiences with NAPNAP, walk them through the process of applying for membership. Provide them with information on how to join online or give them a hard copy of the NAPNAP membership application. Always refer them to the NAPNAP website, where they can browse the site and get more information following your conversation.
  7. Follow up – Check back in a few weeks to inquire about whether or not they’ve joined and ask if they have any additional questions. If they haven’t already joined, this follow-up can serve as a reminder for them to do so.
  8. Thank them – Place a phone call or send an email thanking them for considering NAPNAP membership and supporting the pediatric nurse practitioner profession.
  1. All current members are eligible to participate in the Connect & Recruit program and receive the discounted renewal. If your membership lapses, you cannot take advantage of this opportunity. One discount per renewal year is permitted. 
  2. To receive credit for a referral, the new member must include the referring member’s name and member ID number (if known). If NAPNAP cannot verify the identity of the referring member’s name, no credit will be received for that application.
  3. Program valid for memberships received or postmarked with payment between  November 3 and December 15, 2022.
  4. NAPNAP will communicate directly with members participating in the Connect & Recruit program regarding how they can claim their renewal discount.
    Only new Preferred and Student memberships qualify for the discount.
    Program rules and incentives are subject to change by NAPNAP.
  5. Other program discounts cannot be combined.
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