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NAPNAP Position Statement on Nurse Practitioners Prescriptive Privileges

With state-by-state variations in nurse practitioners’ ability to independently prescribe medications, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) recognizes the significance of continued advocacy to remove barriers to nurse practitioners’ (NPs) practice authority and dispensing privileges. Based on

NAPNAP Position Statement on Prevention of Firearm Violence and Injury in Children

As the leading cause of death for children in the United States, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) recognizes that firearm violence is a national epidemic impacting children of all races, gender, ethnicity and sexuality and occurring

Journal of Pediatric Health Care Announces Leadership Changes

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) announces that Martha K. Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, will retire from her role as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care on June 30 after almost 15 years of

NAPNAP Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Throughout 2023, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) will be celebrating our 50th anniversary and place in history as the first national nurse practitioner society. With a milestone this large, NAPNAP plans to celebrate by honoring our

NAPNAP Calls for Nurse Practitioners to be Reimbursed at a Comparable Level to Physicians

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) recognizes the comprehensive, cost-effective, and high-quality health care services that nurse practitioners (NPs) deliver to patients. NPs are recognized as licensed providers of primary, specialty and acute care. They have demonstrated

From HPV to COVID-19: Adolescent Autonomy and Minor Consent for Vaccines

Despite effective available vaccines for COVID-19, continued low vaccine uptake has contributed to the continued morbidity and mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The unique challenges of this pandemic and possible parental resistance to vaccination have opened the door

Social Determinants of Severe Injury among Pediatric Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Study

With injuries being the leading cause of mortality among children under 18 in the United States, a recent exploratory study published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care sought to identify the social determinants of health (SDH) patterns associated

NAPNAP Official Statement on the Pediatric RSV Crisis

Recognizing the dramatic and sustained increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) straining our health systems, pediatric hospital beds and pediatric health care workforce, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) acknowledges the disproportionate threat to the health and

Journal of Pediatric Health Care Selects New Associate Editor

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is pleased to announce that member Donna Hallas, PhD, PPCPNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, has been named associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. “As we celebrate NAPNAP’s 50th

Online Sexual Solicitation of Children and Adolescents in a High-Risk Population

With nearly half of all of U.S. children and adolescents reporting that they are online on a near-constant basis, it is more important than ever to be aware of the potential risks of growing up in a virtual world.
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