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P H C NEWS 36A Volume 16 Number 4 JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE NAPNAP Update Katherine Duchen Smith, MS, RN, CPNP Fort Collins, Colorado 2002 ELECTION RESULTS Special thanks to all our NAPNAP members who volunteered as candi- dates and warm congratulations to the newly elected and appointed leaders of NAPNAP. We have a new President- Elect, Treasurer, Chapters Coordinator, and Nominations Committee member. The following persons were elected: President-Elect: Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP; Treasurer: Richard Ricciar- di, MSN, CPNP; Chapters Coordina- tor: Janet Banks, PhD, RN, CPNP; and Nominations Committee member: Patricia Ludder Jackson, MS, RN, FAAN. MEMORABLE CONFERENCE IN RENO! NAPNAP’s 23rd Annual Nursing Con- ference on Pediatric Primary Care in Reno was indeed a memorable event. On behalf of the Executive Board, I extend our appreciation to NAPNAP’s staff, volunteers, sponsors, and partici- pants for helping make this event such a tremendous success. CD-ROMs of the excellent educational programs are now available and can be purchased from digitellinc, which you can access through our Web site at www.nap- nap.org. In brief, this year’s Conference high- lights included an Executive Board and National Office staff team-building program, valuable educational ses- sions, and pre-Conference and post- Conference sessions. The NAPNAP Strategic Plan & Issues Forum (our general business meeting) was high- lighted by approval of Bylaws changes that expanded the number of both elected and voting Executive Board members. Other highlights from Reno included the adoption of a position paper on age parameters and addition- al information reports presented by Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, iVillage/Baby Steps, and the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practition- ers/Nurses. The 49th chapter (Maine) and 50th chapter (North Carolina: Charlotte) were proudly introduced at the Chapter President’s meeting, and two new Special Interest Groups, Glob- al Health Care and Breastfeeding Edu- cation, held their initial meetings dur- ing the conference. NAPNAP MCNEIL GRANTS- IN-AID Through the generous support of Mc- Neil Consumer Health Care, NAPNAP will again be able to provide financial support to NAPNAP members and one qualified PNP student to enable them to attend the 24th Annual Con- ference in Orlando, Florida, from April 9–12, 2003. Criteria for this award include the following: • Residence in an educationally de- prived area Lack of employer support for contin- uing education • Mandatory continuing education units required for state licensure Other factors, such as previous grant funding If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact the National Office for application forms. Grant applications must be postmarked by October 4, 2002.

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36A Volume 16 Number 4 JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE

NAPNAP Update

Katherine Duchen Smith, MS, RN, CPNPFort Collins, Colorado

■ 2002 ELECTION RESULTSSpecial thanks to all our NAPNAPmembers who volunteered as candi-dates and warm congratulations to thenewly elected and appointed leaders ofNAPNAP. We have a new President-Elect, Treasurer, Chapters Coordinator,and Nominations Committee member.The following persons were elected:President-Elect: Margaret Brady, PhD,RN, CPNP; Treasurer: Richard Ricciar-di, MSN, CPNP; Chapters Coordina-tor: Janet Banks, PhD, RN, CPNP; andNominations Committee member:Patricia Ludder Jackson, MS, RN,FAAN.

■ MEMORABLE CONFERENCE IN RENO!NAPNAP’s 23rd Annual Nursing Con-ference on Pediatric Primary Care inReno was indeed a memorable event.On behalf of the Executive Board, Iextend our appreciation to NAPNAP’sstaff, volunteers, sponsors, and partici-pants for helping make this event sucha tremendous success. CD-ROMs ofthe excellent educational programs are

now available and can be purchasedfrom digitellinc, which you can accessthrough our Web site at www.nap-nap.org.

In brief, this year’s Conference high-lights included an Executive Board andNational Office staff team-buildingprogram, valuable educational ses-sions, and pre-Conference and post-Conference sessions. The NAPNAPStrategic Plan & Issues Forum (ourgeneral business meeting) was high-lighted by approval of Bylaws changesthat expanded the number of bothelected and voting Executive Boardmembers. Other highlights from Renoincluded the adoption of a positionpaper on age parameters and addition-al information reports presented byAssociation of Faculties of PediatricNurse Practitioners, iVillage/BabySteps, and the National CertificationBoard of Pediatric Nurse Practition-ers/Nurses. The 49th chapter (Maine)and 50th chapter (North Carolina:Charlotte) were proudly introduced atthe Chapter President’s meeting, andtwo new Special Interest Groups, Glob-

al Health Care and Breastfeeding Edu-cation, held their initial meetings dur-ing the conference.

■ NAPNAP MCNEIL GRANTS-IN-AIDThrough the generous support of Mc-Neil Consumer Health Care, NAPNAPwill again be able to provide financialsupport to NAPNAP members andone qualified PNP student to enablethem to attend the 24th Annual Con-ference in Orlando, Florida, from April9–12, 2003. Criteria for this awardinclude the following:• Residence in an educationally de-

prived area• Lack of employer support for contin-

uing education• Mandatory continuing education

units required for state licensure• Other factors, such as previous grant

fundingIf you are interested in applying for

this award, please contact the NationalOffice for application forms. Grantapplications must be postmarked byOctober 4, 2002.

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Highlights from the 2002 Annual Conference

Amy Foy, MSN, RN, CPNP (center) ofthe Hawaii Chapter accepted one of the

seven Merck Conference Scholarshipspresented by Joyce Buford of Merck Vac-cine Division (right) and congratulations

from NAPNAP President Julie C.Novak, DNSc, RN, MA, CPNP.

Upstate Chapter Past President Bernadette Melnyk,PhD, RN, CS, PNP (right) was presented with the2001-2002 Outstanding Large Chapter Award byWyeth Representative Peggy Webster, MD.

NAPNAP President Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, MA,CPNP, was presented with a proclamation recogniz-ing “Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week” in Nevadaby NAPNAP member Debra Barker, MSN, CPNP ofSparks, Nevada (right).

NAPNAP President Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, MA,CPNP, presented friend, mentor, and keynote speak-er Nancy Dickenson-Hazard, MSN, CPNP, with abouquet of flowers at the Opening Session.

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Members enjoyed friendship and terrific food at the Opening Receptionsponsored by Ross Laboratories.

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NAPNAP’s 2001-2002 Executive Board.Seated, L-R: Janet Banks, PhD, RN,CPNP; Mary Margaret Gottesman, PhD,RN, CPNP; Barbara Deloian, PhD, RN,CPNP; Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, MA,CPNP; Madelyn McMurtrie, MSN, RN,CPNP; Cheryll Jones, BSN, RN, CPNP;and Peggy Garvey, MA, RN, CPNP,IBCLC. Standing, L-R: Kathy Watson,MS, RN, CS, CPNP; Elaine O’Leary,MSN, RN, CPNP; Stephanie Bonney,MSN, RN, CS, CPNP; Patricia Clinton,PhD, RN, CPNP; Ric Ricciardi, MSN,CPNP; Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, CPNP;Kathie Duchen Smith, MS, CPNP; andLinda Carlson, MS, CPNP. Not pictured:Barbara Kelley, EdD, RN, CPNP.

NAPNAP President Julie C. Novak,DNSc, RN, MA, CPNP, presented

Brigitte Paine, CPNP (right) with the2002 Loretta C. Ford Distinguished

Fellow Award.

Some of NAPNAP’s pioneers (25+ yearmembers) gather at the Annual AwardsBreakfast in Reno.

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“Class of 77”: Members of the first groupof PNPs to take the National PNP Quali-

fying Examination offered by the Nation-al Certification Board of Pediatric NursePractitioners/Nurses join together at the

NAPNAP Annual Awards Breakfast tocommemorate the examination’s 25th

anniversary.

NAPNAP President Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, MA,CPNP, presented Immediate Past President BarbaraDeloian, PhD, RN, CPNP, with one of the three Presi-dent’s Awards given in 2002.

President-Elect Mary Margaret Gottesman, PhD, RN, CPNP, pre-sented NAPNAP President Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, MA,

CPNP, with a gift of a beautiful crystal vase as a thank you forher contributions as NAPNAP president.