Official Statements - NAPNAP

Official Statements

NAPNAP Supports the Removal of Unnecessary Barriers to Patient Access to Care

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) urges state legislatures to remove barriers that prevent nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) from practicing to the full extent of their advanced education, national board certification

NAPNAP Applauds Massachusetts Bill S. 2984 to Increase Access to High-Quality Health Care for Children

As experts in pediatrics and advocates for children, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) applauds the Massachusetts state legislature and Governor Charlie Baker for the enactment of bill S. 2984, appropriately titled “An Act Promoting A Resilient

Official Statement on WGN NewsNation Story

Representing more than 8,000 pediatric-focused nurse practitioners (NPs), the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) denounces WGN NewsNation and Rich McHugh’s poorly sourced and inaccurate portrayal of NPs. Any child’s death is heartbreaking and causes families to have

NP Roundtable Joint Statement on the Scope of Nurse Practitioners

Dear Drs. Bailey and Madara, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and the National Organization of

NAPNAP Official Statement on COVID-19 Health Disparities and Pediatric Deaths

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) expresses dismay following the release of the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on SARS-CoV-2-Associated Deaths Among Persons Aged <21 Years. This report highlights the significant and disproportionate impact of

Joint Statement on the Role of Advance Practice Registered Nurses

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) believe in the power of an interprofessional approach to health care that highlights each

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Official Statement Opposing New APRN Compact Requirements

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) protests the National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Aug. 12 passage of an amended APRN Compact and will not support efforts to enact state legislation necessary for implementation. Although NAPNAP

NAPNAP Statement on Child Exploitation

As experts in pediatrics and advocates for children, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is committed to protecting and promoting the health interests of vulnerable youth populations. The release of the film Cuties by Netflix as a stated social

Prioritizing Return to School for Children in COVID-19 Policy Planning

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners strongly urges state policymakers, key education stakeholders and other pediatric advocates and decision-makers to prioritize policy planning to allow children to safely return to school in-person for the upcoming school year. Impacts

Response to Government’s New Gender Identity Discrimination Policy

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is deeply disappointed in the Trump administration’s announcement that it will roll back policies in Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that protected against sex and
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