For Immediate Release
Justin T. Worsley
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NAPNAP brings high-quality continuing education to New Orleans for 40th National
Conference on Pediatric Health Care
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NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2019 – More than 1,700 pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), family nurse practitioners (FNPs) and their fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses will gather March 7-10 in New Orleans for the 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. The conference is hosted by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), The Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners®.
More than 100 expert-led educational sessions, poster presentations and workshops will be available to advanced practice nurses in primary, acute and specialty care.
“It is imperative that APRNs who work in pediatrics nationwide stay up-to-date with the latest evidence-based practice recommendations and I am proud to say NAPNAP delivers this content,” said NAPNAP President Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP.
Conference highlights include:
“The continued growth of the conference, in both attendees and sessions, demonstrates NAPNAP’s ability to deliver pediatric content that innovative, practice-ready and socially relevant,” said Cate Brennan, executive director of NAPNAP. “We reach beyond our national conference to provide many sessions via a live-stream event and on-demand education throughout the year.”
National Pediatric Nurse Practitioner week coincides with the 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. The celebratory week honors the thousands of PNPs who diagnose, prescribe and treat children from birth to transition to adult care in a variety of clinical settings including primary care offices, in-hospital patient settings, urgent care facilities, school-based health clinics and more.
Additionally, NAPNAP will present its annual awards, including the Henry K. Silver Memorial Award, which will be given to the NAPNAP member who works tirelessly to promote the health of children at home and abroad. This year’s recipient, Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP has dedicated her career to mentoring students and colleagues and building a legacy of talented and committed pediatric APRNs to transform healthcare in pediatric and adolescent settings at both a national and international level.
To learn more about the 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, visit napnap.org/national-conference.
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The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the nation’s only professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Representing more than 9,000 healthcare practitioners with 20 special interest groups and 50 chapters, NAPNAP has been advocating for children’s health since 1973 and was the first NP society in the U.S. Our mission is to empower pediatric-focused PNPs and their interprofessional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education and research. NAPNAP.org
NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the physical and mental health and well-being of vulnerable infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Its affiliated NAPNAP Foundation is dedicated to pediatric nurse practitioner research and scholarship.