NAPNAP adopts positions on issues regarding advanced nursing practice and children’s health using a rigorous process, beginning with the approval of the pursuit of a position through the actual development and publication. Member experts thoroughly research issues and vet concepts prior to drafting the position. The Executive Board must approve all position statements before they are submitted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
Our position statements are regularly reviewed to ensure they meet evolving standards and best practices. All regular position statements automatically expire five years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised or retired at or before that time. Priority position statements have a three-year lifespan. Development of a new position statement may be requested by board members, committee chairs, SIG or chapter leaders, board-appointed workgroups or a general member acting through one of these groups. The request for a new position statement should be submitted on the position statement request form.
Click on a link below to learn more about NAPNAP’s positions on a variety of topics.