Official Statements - NAPNAP

Official Statements

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

NAPNAP and NAPNAP Partners Statement on US Withdrawal from WHO

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth are deeply concerned by President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Since WHO’s

NAPNAP Statement on Discrimination and Child Health

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) expresses our deep concern for the health and wellbeing of children as our country responds to the recent and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. NAPNAP remains

MIS-C Associated with COVID-19 Infection

Based on currently available data, the pediatric population appears to be affected by COVID-19 infection in much smaller proportion compared to adults, with only 2 percent of cases described in individuals under age 20. While children may be less

Fostering Child Health and Wellness During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is affecting all of us. While children, as a population group, are less directly affected than adults, they and their families are being directly and indirectly impacted daily – whether it be economically, educationally, socially,

NAPNAP Statement on Immunizations During COVID-19 Outbreak

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) supports the timely and complete immunization of all infants, children, adolescents, and adults to maximize the health and well-being of all people. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, routine immunizations have declined

Statement on Age Parameters During COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affects all aspects of healthcare. The pressures to provide safe acute care for all ages has created a need for pediatric facilities to expand the age range of patients into young adulthood in
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