Membership

Special Interest Group (SIG) Awards

NAPNAP is proud to acknowledge our special interest groups with several award opportunities. Below you will find each award described in detail and a link to apply. 

All NAPNAP awards must meet the following criteria:

  • All awards must have at least two applicants or nominees in order to be evaluated and awarded. If this requirement is not met, the applicant or nominator will be contacted and encouraged to re-apply for the award the next time it is offered.
  • The winner will be the applicant scoring the most points but no less than a minimum of 70 percent. If no applicant achieves the minimum 70 percent, the award will not be given that year.

All questions should be directed to awards@napnap.org. See the list of 2015 NAPNAP award recipients.

All deadlines are November 1 unless otherwise noted.

Outstanding SIG Award
Acute Care PNP SIG Awards
Breastfeeding Education SIG Awards
Child Maltreatment and Neglect SIG Awards
Childhood Obesity SIG Awards
Developmental Behavioral Mental Health SIG Award
Global Health Care SIG Awards
Immunization SIG Award
Pediatric Health Care Home SIG Award
School Based Health Services SIG Award

Outstanding SIG Award

Nomination Deadline: November 15

Description: The Outstanding SIG Award is presented annually to the SIG that contributes to the mission of NAPNAP in outstanding or innovative ways. The winning SIG will receive $500. In case of a tie vote, both SIGs will receive award, but they will split the $500, each receiving $250. SIG members may receive this award only once every two (2) years or every other year.

Qualification Criteria:

  • NAPNAP SIG in good standing
  • Contributions of the SIG at the local, state, or national level may be in the areas of educational activities or initiatives, legislative consultations related to health policy, leadership, or mentorship activities within NAPNAP, the SIG, or other groups, consultation(s) with other professional organizations or service on their committees, participation in community projects or activities, publications in newspapers, magazines, or journals, and/or involvement in research efforts to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents.

Application Requirements: SIGs self-nominate for this award. All SIG representatives must submit an online application, which asks the following questions:

  • Please tell us how your SIG furthered the mission of the national organization over the past twelve (12) months (November through October) by addressing the award criteria.
  • Please also include how your SIG would use the monetary award to sustain/grow your membership, provide leadership in the area of interest, illustrate expertise in clinical practice and advocacy issues, and disseminate information to the NAPNAP membership, as well as other collaborating professional organizations. (Max 150 words)
  • How has your SIG contributed to NPs in your area of specialty? (November through October) (Max 75 words)

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Lisa Milonovich Acute Care PNP SIG Scholar Award

Description: The Lisa Milonovich Acute Care PNP (ACPNP) SIG Scholar Award recognizes one ACPNP SIG member each year who is contributing to the advancement of ACPNPs. ACPNP SIG members may receive this award only once every five (5) years. The award amount is $500 and the grant is to be applied toward conference registration in order to attend the NAPNAP Annual Conference. The recipient must utilize the complimentary registration within one year after receiving the award.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current Acute Care PNP SIG member
  • Acute Care PNP SIG member
  • PNP practicing in acute care setting
  • Certification as a PNP

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Describe a specific occasion that demonstrates your impact as an ACPNP within the clinical environment.
  • Describe your professional goals and how the NAPNAP and the ACPNP SIG has assisted in the improvement of your practice and achievement of your goals.
  • Detail your involvement in professional activities (committee involvement, research activities, publications, etc.)
  • Describe how attending the NAPNAP Annual Conference will impact your education and practice as an ACPNP.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.
  • Two letters of support from nursing/physician colleagues (minimum of 1 nursing colleague required).

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must submit an article for the ACPNP SIG Newsletter, summarizing the highlights of attending the annual conference.

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Acute Care PNP SIG Student Award

Description: The Acute Care PNP (ACPNP) SIG Student Award recognizes one outstanding student member of the ACPNP SIG to support and encourage involvement in NAPNAP and promote professional development of the individual student.  Students may receive this award only once. The ACPNP SIG will provide one student with a grant of $500 to be applied toward conference registration and conference related expenses to attend the NAPNAP Annual Conference. One award recipient will be selected annually. The recipient must utilize the grant within one year after receiving the award.

Qualification Criteria:

  • The recipient of this award must be a full-time ACPNP student in his or her final year of study and is selected based on academic and clinical excellence.
  • Current enrollment in Acute Care PNP program
  • Must be in good standing academically
  • Current member of NAPNAP
  • Member of Acute Care PNP SIG

Application Requirements: This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Explain why you enrolled in an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Describe your professional goals and how the NAPNAP and the Acute Care SIG could assist you in meeting those goals.
  • Detail your professional development activities (committee involvement, research activities, publications, etc.)
  • Describe an issue that you feel has significant potential to impact the future practice of Acute Care PNPs.
  • Describe how attending the NAPNAP Annual Conference will impact your education and future practice as an ACPNP.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.
  • One letter of support from an ACPNP faculty member. 

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must submit an article for the ACPNP SIG Newsletter, summarizing highlights from at least two (2) sessions they attended or support a blog topic on two (2) of the sessions which they attended via the AC PNP SIG section on the NAPNAP website.

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Breastfeeding Education SIG Continuing Education Award

Description: The BFE SIG provides an annual monetary award to one BFE SIG member in obtaining Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) for obtaining and maintaining IBCLC certification. Through this award the SIG wishes to recognize the clinical or scholarly work of the member which furthers the mission of breastfeeding. The Award amount is $500, which may be used for a member to attend a conference for which CERPs are awarded. The recipient must utilize the complimentary registration within one year after receiving the award (special circumstances may be reviewed by the BFE SIG chairs to extend this time frame up to two years). Breastfeeding SIG members may receive this award only once every five (5) years.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Current BFE SIG member for at least one year
  • Practicing pediatric health care provider in a pediatric care setting
  • Certification as an NP

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All interested members must submit an online application which includes:

  • Please describe what you feel are the most important issues as a PNP working with breastfeeding families.
  • Please submit a one page narrative describing your professional activities (committee involvement, research activities, publishing, etc., including participation in a State Breastfeeding Coalition, La Leche League, etc.)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.
  • Two letters of support from nursing/physician colleagues (at least one letter must be from a nursing colleague).

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must submit an article for the BFE SIG Newsletter, summarizing highlights from a lactation conference they attended.

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Breastfeeding Education SIG IBLCE Exam Award

Application Deadline: May 31

Description: The BFE SIG provides an annual monetary award to two BFE SIG members to take the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) examination. The award amount is $500 for each of two members to be used to take the IBLCE exam in July. The recipients must utilize the funds in the year that it was given.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Current BFE SIG member for at least one year
  • NP practicing in pediatric care setting
  • National Certification as NP preferred (or NP student)
  • NP who is taking the IBLCE exam for the first time

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All interested members must submit an online application which includes:

  • Please describe what you feel are the most important issues as a PNP working with breastfeeding families.
  • Please submit a one page narrative describing your professional activities (committee involvement, research activities, publishing, etc., including participation in a State Breastfeeding Coalition, La Leche League, etc.)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

Recipient Responsibilities: Take the IBLCE exam as scheduled.

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Child Maltreatment and Neglect SIG Conference Award

Description: The NAPNAP Child Maltreatment and Neglect (CMN) SIG provides a biannual (given in even years) monetary award to one member to acknowledge and further engage CMN SIG members with a special interest in the evaluation or prevention of child abuse. The award amount is $1,000, which may be used for monetary support to help offset the cost of a child maltreatment conference, including reimbursement towards the cost of conference registration, airfare, and lodging for one member. CMN SIG members may receive this award only once every five (5) years.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP Member
  • Current CMN SIG Member
  • Contributions in the field of child maltreatment
  • Certification as a PNP
  • Contributions to the SIG, such as taking the lead on a NAPNAP or NAPNAP SIG project or NAPNAP conference poster, serving as an officer, committee member etc.

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Contribution to the field of child maltreatment assessment, treatment, and prevention
  • Contribution to CMN SIG
  • Have you ever presented a poster or podium presentation at a NAPNAP Conference? If yes, please specify name and year presented
  • Name, date, location & title of the conference/workshop/s that you will attend
  • Please explain how you plan to disseminate the information to other SIG members
  • Please indicate if you will be receiving additional funding for the conference from an alternate source
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)

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Child Maltreatment and Neglect SIG NAPNAP Conference Award

Description: The Child Maltreatment and Neglect (CMN) SIG provides a biannual (given in odd years) monetary award to one member to acknowledge and further engage NAPNAP CMN SIG members with a special interest in the evaluation or prevention of child abuse. The award amount is $1,000, which may be used for monetary support to help offset the cost of attending the NAPNAP Annual Conference, including reimbursement towards the cost of conference registration, airfare, and lodging for one member. CMN SIG members may receive this award only once every five (5) years.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP Member
  • Current CMN SIG Member
  • Contributions in the field of child maltreatment
  • Certification as a PNP
  • Contributions to the SIG, such as taking the lead on a NAPNAP or NAPNAP SIG project or NAPNAP conference poster, serving as an officer, committee member etc.

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Contribution to the field of child maltreatment assessment, treatment, and prevention
  • Contribution to CMN SIG
  • Have you ever presented a poster or podium presentation at a NAPNAP Conference? If yes, please specify name and year presented
  • Goals of what you expect to achieve at the NAPNAP Conference
  • Please explain how you plan to disseminate the information to other SIG members
  • Please indicate if you will be receiving additional funding for the conference from an alternate source
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)

This application will be available in Summer/Fall 2016.

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Childhood Obesity SIG Conference Sponsorship

Description: The NAPNAP Childhood Obesity SIG (CO SIG) award provides $500 to support and encourage attendance at the national NAPNAP conference or other educational initiative related to childhood obesity.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP Member
  • Current CO SIG Member
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Members may apply once a year, but are only eligible for the award once
  • The recipient must utilize the grant within one year after receiving the award
  • Students must be enrolled in a nationally accredited PNP program, and must be in good standing academically

Application Requirements: This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Description on how attending the NAPNAP conference (or related childhood obesity conference) will impact your education and knowledge as a PNP or student and enhance your clinical practice
  • Description of goals you expect to achieve at the conference
  • Discussion on how you will disseminate the information from the conference to other SIG members​​​

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Childhood Obesity SIG Scholarly Activity Award

Description: The NAPNAP Childhood Obesity SIG (CO SIG) award provides a $500 stipend to encourage scholarly activity amongst NAPNAP students and members by supporting a clinical project related to childhood obesity.  The award must be used towards a clinical or research project related to promotion of healthy behaviors to encourage a decrease in childhood obesity. This can be a research, practice innovation, quality improvement or DNP student project.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP Member
  • Current CO SIG Member
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Members may apply once a year, but are only eligible for the award once every 3 years
  • The recipient must utilize the grant within one year after receiving the award
  • Students must be enrolled in a nationally accredited PNP program, and must be in good standing academically
  • Students must submit a letter(s) of support from specialty director or faculty mentor of clinic or school of nursing endorsing the project
  • IRB approval (if required by host agency or university) prior to release of funds; if not required, be sure to address in application
  • Scholarly activity project must be relevant to health promotion, nutrition, and/or physical activity promoting practices to decrease childhood obesity

Application Requirements: This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which for the scholarly project which includes:

  • Explanation of goals for the scholarly project
  • Discuss the demographics of the population you are working with and describe the agency you will be collaborating with to implement the project
  • Discuss how the funds will be utilized
  • Discuss how this project can impact the body of knowledge related to childhood obesity, and/or promote research within this area
  • Discuss how you plan to disseminate project findings to members of NAPNAP  (encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster or podium presentation)

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Developmental Behavioral Mental Health SIG Advocacy Award 

Description: The Developmental Behavioral Mental Health (DBMH) SIG Advocacy Award recognizes one DBMH SIG member for developing and disseminating information that addresses advocacy for children and their families with DBMH issues in one or more areas of clinical practice, research, or state/federal legislation. A member may only receive this award one time in three years. The award amount is $1,000 to defray the costs of attending the NAPNAP National Conference. The recipient of this award will represent the DBMH SIG by attending policy and leadership related sessions at the NAPNAP National Conference and will report back to the SIG.

Qualification Criteria:                             

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Member of the DBMH SIG for at least 1 year
  • Must plan to attend the upcoming NAPNAP National Conference

Application Requirements: This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • A written description of your advocacy efforts to address one or more of the clinical practice, research, or state/federal legislation areas of advocacy for children with developmental behavioral mental health (DBMH) issues and their families.
  • A description of your contribution to the field of DBMH assessment, treatment, prevention and the impact of your actions at the national, state, regional or local level.
  • Participation and/or contribution to the DBMH SIG
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must represent the DBMH SIG by attending policy and leadership related sessions at the NAPNAP National Conference and will report back to the SIG.

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Global Health Care SIG NP Award 

Description: The Global Health Care SIG Nurse Practitioner Award recognizes one NAPNAP member each year who demonstrates a commitment to global health care by participation in a global health initiative or mission trip. The award amount is $500. The recipient must agree to provide an article on the global health initiative or mission trip for publication on the GHC SIG online community site or an oral presentation at the GHC SIG meeting. 

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Certification as an NP
  • Involvement in a Healthcare Mission Trip within the 12 months after receipt of award OR current and sustained involvement in a global health care initiative

Application Requirements: This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • A written description (300 words) of the mission trip or global health initiative and the member’s role
  • Details of involvement in professional activities (committee involvement, research activities, publications, etc.)
  • Participation in NAPNAP at national, local chapter or SIG level
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must submit an article on the global health initiative or mission trip for publication on the GHC SIG online community site or give an oral presentation at the GHC SIG meeting at the NAPNAP National Conference.

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Global Health Care SIG NP Student Award

Description: The Global Health Care SIG Nurse Practitioner Student Award recognizes one NAPNAP student member each year who demonstrates a commitment to global health care by participation in a global health initiative or mission trip. The award amount is $500. The recipient must agree to provide an article on the global health initiative or mission trip for publication on the GHC SIG online community site or an oral presentation at the GHC SIG meeting. 

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP student member
  • Letter from NP program verifying enrollment
  • Involvement in a Healthcare Mission Trip within the 12 months after receipt of award OR current and sustained involvement in a global health care initiative

Application Requirements: This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • A written description (300 words) of the mission trip or global health initiative and the member’s role
  • Details of involvement in professional activities (committee involvement, research activities, publications, etc.)
  • Participation in NAPNAP at national, local chapter or SIG level
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must submit an article on the global health initiative or mission trip for publication on the GHC SIG online community site or give an oral presentation at the GHC SIG meeting at the NAPNAP National Conference.

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Bill Atkinson Immunization SIG Award

Description: The Bill Atkinson Immunization (IMM) SIG provides an annual monetary award to an IMM SIG member to attend any state, regional or local immunization conference each year. By offering the award, the IMM SIG produces an additional benefit for its members and hopes to develop future leaders. The Award amount is $1000 for one member to attend any state, regional or local immunization conference annually and can be used to defray the costs for registration, airfare, or accommodations. The award will be presented to the recipient before the scheduled conference.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Current Immunization SIG member

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Previous experience with immunizations initiatives, activities, projects, programs, etc.
  • What has been your past leadership role, if any, in the Immunization SIG?
  • How will the experience and knowledge you gain from attending this conference be shared at your local NAPNAP Chapter level or with the virtual chapter?
  • How will the experience and knowledge you gain from attending this conference benefit NAPNAP and/or the Immunization SIG?
  • What do you expect to personally gain by attending the immunization conference?
  • Detailed information about the conference with a copy of registration information
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Responsibilities of Recipient: Award recipient must submit an article for the IMM SIG Newsletter, summarizing the highlights of attending the conference.

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Pediatric Health Care Home SIG Award for Excellence in Doctoral Projects

Description: The PHCH SIG provides an annual monetary award of $250 to a selected recent graduate (within one year) of an accredited doctoral program whose scholarly project best exemplifies the current goals of the PHCH SIG. A second award will be made if the SIG budget has sufficient funds.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Recent graduate of an accredited doctoral program (within one year)
  • Doctoral project must have used evidence and theoretical concepts to improve nursing practice and clinical outcomes that reflect the goals of the PHCH SIG
  • Specifically the project must have:
    • Examined a complex clinical problem within the student’s field of expertise
    • Proposed an evidence ‐ based change to address that problem for a significant population
    • Applied doctoral level leadership skills to implement and evaluate the efficacy of the practice change and evaluate the outcomes of the change

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All interested members must submit an online application which includes:

  • One‐page personal statement describing the influences and experiences that led to the project and the potential impact of the project on pediatric nursing practice
  • Two-page doctoral project description, which includes:
    • Project process plan
    • Project implementation plan
    • Lessons learned throughout the change project
    • Summary of project outcomes thus far and clinical significance for future practice or study
    • How the project will build the foundation for the graduate’s future scholarly and/or clinical practice work
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One letter of support from the faculty advisor

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School Based Health Services SIG Award

Description: The purpose of the School Based Health Care (SBHS) SIG Award is to promote member involvement in the SBHS SIG by providing an annual monetary award, for up to two (2) SBHS SIG members, to attend the NAPNAP  Annual Conference. The SBHS SIG Award ($500 each) must be used to attend the following year’s conference.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Current NAPNAP member
  • Current SBHS SIG member for at least one year
  • PNP/FNP practicing in school based health care setting
  • Certification as a PNP/FNP

Application Requirements: This is a self nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

  • Years of practice in School Based Health, years as a PNP/FNP; years of membership in the SBHS SIG with examples of leadership involvement in SIG activities
  • Type of SBHS practicing in, sponsoring agency, ages seen, what is your role and/or duties in your SBHS setting, etc.
  • Highlight what your practice does best for kids
  • Describe what you hope to learn about or your networking plans at the NAPNAP conference
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Responsibilities of Recipient:

  • Award recipient must attend the SIG annual meeting at the NAPNAP Conference, if applicable.
  • Award recipient must also submit an article for the SBHS SIG Newsletter, summarizing highlights from the NAPNAP Conference.

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