Thank you for being our longest renewing member, as we celebrate NAPNAP’s 45th birthday, what have been the most significant changes within the organization since you joined? What are the biggest changes you’ve seen within the pediatric health care world?
One of the most significant changes within our organizations is the increase in membership, and the diversity in the specialties represented. The most significant change in the pediatric health care world is technology. More children can be seen, records are more understandable, and can be accessed easily to care for the children more efficiently across health systems.
In your opinion, which new trends are the most impactful in today’s pediatric health care world?
Technology and access to care because of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
How can NAPNAP members not only prepare for these trends but also serve as health care leaders in light of them?
PNPs can utilize current technology in their practices, stay current on their use, help parents and children navigate technology in ways to help the families understand their health needs.
When you’re not being a rockstar pediatric-focused APRN, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy being with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I also belong to a group called Newborns in Need. We make items for infants and distribute them to those in need through hospitals, non-profit organizations and churches. We are a national organization serving children in the US and around the world.