Official Statements - NAPNAP

Official Statements

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Opposes Law that Infringes Access to Patient Care

As experts in pediatrics and advocates for children and key partners to optimize child and family health, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) believes the recent passage of Texas Senate Bill 8, the Heartbeat Act, is a

Partnering with Families and Schools to Promote Safe Return to In-Person Education

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) strongly urges multi-modal COVID-19 mitigation strategies to support return to in-person education for all students pre-K to grade 12. These strategies are essential as pediatric cases continue to rise, with a

NAPNAP Urges All Clinicians and Public Health Agencies to Abide by the CDC Immunization Recommendations and Schedules

In light of recent state-based public health policy changes related to decreased immunization outreach and guidance, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) reaffirms its evidence-based position to support the timely and complete immunization of all infants, children,

NAPNAP Calls for Timely, Efficient and Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) strongly urges prompt, efficient and equitable administration of the COVID-19 vaccine for children as the most effective method to mitigate disease severity and transmission of the SARS CoV-2 virus. The Centers

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
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