NAPNAP Executive Board Debuts New Strategic Plan

NAPNAP Executive Board Debuts New Strategic Plan
Recognized as global leader, trusted authority and indispensable resource on comprehensive pediatric advanced practice nursing

NEW YORK Feb. 4, 2002 – After a five-month process that involved significant discovery with various membership constituencies and external stakeholders and a thorough analysis of association management best practices and trends, the NAPNAP Executive Board has approved and published the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The plan focuses on core areas that will help the association continue to grow and build awareness about the significant role that pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses play in today’s healthcare system: child health and wellness, membership engagement, association outreach and operational infrastructure and sustainability.

“Leading this group of thoughtful, forward-looking members to develop our next strategic plan that will guide the association to assume a prominent role in children’s health has been a highlight of my NAPNAP presidency,” said NAPNAP President Rajashree Koppolu, RN, MSN, CPNP, MSL. “I especially appreciate the tremendous feedback we received from a broad range of NAPNAP members and key stakeholders. I am so pleased that we are launching this plan in 2020 as we celebrate the legacy of Florence Nightingale and all the nurses and advanced practice nurses that have brought us to this point.”

To further the association’s mission to empower pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurse and key partners to optimize child and family health, the Executive Board will review staff recommendations and set strategic priorities at the March 2020 board meeting at the 41st National Conference on Pediatric Health Care in Long Beach, Calif., on March 25-28. Strategic priorities will be evaluated on several criteria, including: maximum member and child health impact; volunteer, staff and financial capacity; previous, current and collective work of volunteer groups; internal and external business opportunities; and revenue generation potential among other factors. NAPNAP’s leadership is guided by strategic thinking to enable the organization to respond quickly to a changing landscape. The 2020-2023 plan builds on the previous plan.

“We believe that, with the support of our chapters, special interest groups, the NAPNAP Foundation, and NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth, we will reach our vision of being recognized as the global leader, trusted authority, and indispensable resource on comprehensive pediatric advanced practice nursing and optimize child and family health,” said Ms. Koppolu.

Once the strategic priorities are established, NAPNAP’s committees, special interest groups and workgroups will continue or begin working on specific projects and be guided by board input.

“It’s always a pleasure working with dedicated volunteers on projects that will shape the future of the pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurse profession and child health and wellness,” said NAPNAP CEO Cate Brennan, MBA, CAE. “Our national office staff is working with the Executive Board on setting priorities and establishing plans for the next three years.”

Thank you to the strategic plan workgroup: Chair Rajashree Koppolu, RN, MSN, CPNP, MSL; Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP; Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN; Schnese Williams, BSN, RN, CPNP-AC; Cathy Woodward, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC; Samantha Casselman, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC; Kelli Garber, MSN, PPCNP-BC; Kristin Hittle Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN; Mikki Meadows-Oliver, PhD, MPH, PNP-BC, FAAN; Monica Ordway, PhD; Cate Brennan, MBA, CAE and Eileen Arnold-Ley.


For Immediate Release
Feb. 4, 2020

Justin T. Worsley
917-746-8299 *

About the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
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 19 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.

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