Membership

Volunteering for NAPNAP Committees

Each spring, we recruit members to serve on our committees for three-year terms beginning on July 1. Learn more about the committees and volunteer role below. If you're looking for shorter term volunteer opportunities or different types of projects, consider our TeamPeds: Volunteers.

Who is eligible to volunteer?

  • Unless otherwise specified in the committee description, any NAPNAP member in good standing.
  • Appointment preference is given to members with knowledge/experience relevant to the committee’s purposes.
  • Members may only serve on one committee at a time.

What do volunteers do?

  • Committee member duties are determined and communicated by the chair based on the purpose and specific duties of the committee. (see specific committee descriptions to learn more)
  • Committee members are requested to attend all conference calls, complete all assigned tasks by the specified due date, and communicate with the chair, committee and staff liaison in a timely, professional manner.

How long is the volunteer commitment?

  • All committee member appointments are for a three-year term, with an option of reappointment for an additional three-year term.
  • Reappointments are based on the member’s involvement, contribution and ability to participate.

How do I apply?

Committee Descriptions

Conference Planning Committee 

  • Purpose: Coordinate development, delivery and evaluation of continuing education related to the national conference and specialty symposium
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include reviewing speaker applications and providing input into future conference speakers and topics.
  • Additional Information: All program committee members are requested to attend the NAPNAP national conference to assist onsite with welcoming and introducing speakers, greeting exhibitors and providing assistance to the Conference Planning Chair and staff.

Continuing Education Committee

  • Purpose: Coordinate development, delivery and evaluation of all NAPNAP continuing education programs (except national conference) and accreditation of non-NAPNAP education programs.
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include reviewing CE applications and providing evaluation comments to the Continuing Education Chair, participating in pilot testing of online CE. Committee members are asked to review approximately three applications per month with a requested turnaround time of 30 days. May be requested to assist with review of conference abstracts. Experience in nursing continuing education is desired.

Health Policy Committee

  • Purpose: Oversee federal, state, and grassroots government relations programs and efforts, including legislative, regulatory and advocacy efforts aimed at improving and gaining full practice authority and favorable reimbursement as determined by the strategic plan.
  • Responsibilities: The committee is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and advising on the concerns of PNPs and other pediatric-focused APRNs in their respective settings; providing training and developing resources for members involved in advocacy at all levels; liaising with chapter and SIG leaders on child health and advanced practicing nursing issues and resources; evaluating proposed federal legislation and regulations for their implications on advanced practice nursing and child health; and advising the Executive Board on matters relating to policy, legislation, and regulations affecting the profession.

Professional Issues Committee

  • Purpose: Serve as a resource to Executive Board, Health Policy Committee, staff, and others on a broad array of issues outlined in the strategic plan, and review and provide recommendations upon request. Professional issues are broadly defined as: quality improvement and assurance; workplace collaborative agreements, malpractice and liability insurance, and other workforce issues; reimbursement, billing and documentation; continuing education requirements and recommendations.
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include serving as a resource of experts for the Executive Board and members regarding issues that include, but are not limited to, quality improvement and assurance, negotiation, collaborative agreements, documentation, billing, coding, reimbursement, malpractice insurance, liability and workforce; assist with the monitoring and review of professional issues that affect nurse practitioner practice; help identify educational needs related to professional issues; provide input to the Professional Issues Chair for recommendations to the Health Policy Committee and the Executive Board on issues needing association action; assist in the identification, development and evaluation of educational resources related to professional issues including, but not limited to, books, manuals and position statements; responsible for the review of NAPNAP brochures related to the professional practice.
  • NAPNAP is also specifically looking for members with experience and expertise in quality measures and improvement such as:​​
    • clinical specialty experts in a variety of practice areas who can speak to what quality care means in their area of clinical expertise
    • clinical expertise that includes a background in research and publication on quality and care delivery in their pediatric patient population
    • technical expertise in the development of quality measures and in evaluating aspects of a proposed quality measure and their potential impact on the nurse practitioner role

Research Committee

  • Purpose: Review and provide direction for the Association’s research goals as determined by the strategic plan, and review and recommend an Association research agenda to the Executive Board.
  • Responsibilities: Provide guidance to the Executive Board as needed for ethical issues; mentoring potential future researchers; reviewing and sharing information about research grant programs; providing input into NAPNAP’s research agenda; reviewing and approving all external requests to access NAPNAP membership for research purposes; identifies the potential for research topics and activities and the potential for organizational grant writing; works with staff as determined.