Acute Care SIG - NAPNAP

Acute Care SIG


The Acute Care PNP Special Interest Group (AC SIG) was established to provide a forum for the promotion of nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses functioning in pediatric acute and critical care roles and providing care to children in these settings. With an increasing number of APRNs practicing in varied settings and with more acutely ill children being managed by these practitioners, our SIG seeks to provide diverse educational opportunities, leadership, mentorship and guidance for APRNs practicing in pediatric acute care.

The goals of the Acute Care SIG include providing a vision of the evolving role of acute care pediatric APRNs in the rapidly changing health care environment and advocating for professional issues surrounding the Acute Care Pediatric APRN roles.

If you’re a member of the Acute Care SIG, please join our active discussion thread in NAPNAP’s online community, TeamPeds Member Network. Our SIG members practicing in pediatric acute care settings discuss professional issues, practice opportunities, education, leadership and research, among other issues that affect our roles within the health care system.

Additional Information

National Office Inquiry Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected] 

Chair: Vanessa Kalis, DNP, CPNP-AC, ACNP-BC, CHSE, FAANP

Co-chair: Danielle Wood, DNP, CPNP-AC

Secretary: Deanna Schneider, DNP, CPNP-PC/AC

Treasurer: Kristen Waddell, MSN, CPNP-AC, CRNP, CCRN

  • Continue to collaborate with other SIGs and the NAPNAP national office to produce work products that educate and inform members across special interests and chapters.
  • Engage members through regular, communication to facilitate a sense of community and connectedness.
  • Foster a sense of community through socialization, networking, and mentorship among SIG members.
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