NAPNAP Revises Position Statement on Continuing Education

Cherry Hill, NJ, December 18, 2011 --( The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners’ (NAPNAP) Executive Board approved a revised NAPNAP Position Statement on Continuing Education.

The Position Statement revision reinforces NAPNAP’s commitment to providing new opportunities for nurse practitioners (NPs) to obtain quality continuing education. It also acknowledges effective learning strategies such as distance and online learning.

NAPNAP is in full support and expansion of continuing education opportunities available to its members, the accreditation of educational programs, and recognition of quality continuing education programs from other professional organizations. NAPNAP also supports the voluntary accreditation of continuing education providers who wish to offer NAPNAP contact hours.

Health Care reform will undoubtedly place nurse practitioners in a unique position to service many families in both primary and specialty healthcare settings. “NAPNAP has an obligation to provide NPs with effective learning opportunities to stay current in their field which could lead to optimal health outcomes for patients,” said Cheri Barber, DNP, RN, CRNP, NAPNAP President. To view the statement online visit

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Continuing Education Committee and the following members for their contribution to this statement: Dawn Garzon, PhD, MSN, PNP-BC, CPNP-PC, FAANP (Education Chair) , Marina Slemmons, PhD, RN, CPNP , Dolores C. Jones, EdD, RN, CPNP, CAE (NAPNAP Staff).


NAPNAP is committed to improving the health care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. An association of over 7,500 health care providers throughout the United States, NAPNAP has 48 Chapters nationwide. For more information, call 856/857-9700 or visit NAPNAP's Website at

Contact: Felicia K. Taylor, Director of Membership, Chapters &
Phone: 856/857-9700
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National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Felicia K. Taylor