IPN History

IPN History

From 2009 to 2013, the IPN connected thought-leaders for face-to-face forums to explore pediatric nursing issues.

2013 Invitational Forum for Pediatric Nursing
Exploring the Development of National Standards for Pediatric Nurse Residency Programs

May 2-3, 2013
Washington, DC 
 

The IPN Forum brought together experts and opinion leaders in nurse residency education to address recommendations outlined in the IOM's Future of Nursing report regarding development of quality standards and guidelines for pediatric nursing residency education. Central to this discussion was the presentation of the IPN's national pediatric nursing residency research which profiled the goals, structure, and content of hospital-based pediatric nursing residency programs' results from hundreds of hospitals across the US. Information from this historical research survey highlighted common elements, explored best practices, and described the impact of pediatric hospital-based residency programs on patient care safety and quality. 

We look forward to continuing to discuss strategies and plans for strengthening the future of pediatric nursing education and practice as one of the five critical areas identified at the first Forum that currently impact quality care to children and their families: 

    • Access to Care
    • Advocacy for Children's Health
    • Care Coordination
    • Strengthening Education for Pediatric Nurses
    • Quality, Safety, and Evidence-based Nursing Practice 

Third Annual Invitational Forum for Pediatric Nursing
Enhancing the Preparation of the BSN Pediatric Nursing Workforce: An Exploration of Pediatric Nursing Content in Undergraduate Nursing Curricula and Recommendations for Pediatric Residency Programs

Thursday, October 27: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Friday, October 28: 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, Washington, DC

The Institute of Medicine's 2011 report on the Future of Nursing highlighted the need to implement strategies to strengthen nursing education. In support of its mission to help build the next generation of pediatric nursing leaders, the IPN has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to conduct a national survey of undergraduate nursing programs to explore the challenges, gaps and successes within undergraduate pediatric nursing education including an exploration of the perspectives of nursing faculty regarding the future of pediatric nursing residency programs. 

Results of this important research will be presented at the IPN's October 2011 Forum and will feature expert commentary from a panel of national nursing leaders including Dr. Marion Broome, Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing, Dr. Joan Stanley, Senior Director of Education Policy, AACN and Dr. Judith Vessey, Professor, Boston College School of Nursing and nurse scientist, Boston Children's Hospital. 

We look forward to discussing strategies and plans for strengthening the future of pediatric nursing education and practice.

In November 2010, over 30 nursing leaders from 20 organizations and health care facilities again brought their best thinking to bear on issues of importance to children's health care and the future of pediatric nursing. At this second annual Pediatric Nursing Invitational Forum (PNIF), participants continued to work together towards a national purpose: to strengthen and secure the well-being and welfare of children and their families through the contributions of pediatric nursing. 

The Institute of Pediatric Nursing (IPN) will advance the strategic solutions discussed at the 2009 and 2010 Forums to address the following five critical areas that currently impact quality care to children and their families: 

    • Access to Care
    • Advocacy for Children's Health
    • Care Coordination
    • Strengthening Education for Pediatric Nurses
    • Quality, Safety, and Evidence-based Nursing Practice 
 

The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) hosted the first annual Invitational Forum for Pediatric Nursing: Strengthening Our Future on November 11 and 12, 2009 in Reston, Virginia. 

This historic event brought together nursing organizations caring for children to address issues of national importance that impact quality care of children and their families. Visit the inks at left to learn more about this event. 

Nancy Dickenson-Hazard, renowned international nursing leader, facilitated this discussion among the best minds in pediatric nursing to explore topics such as pediatric nursing education, the nursing workforce and access to quality care. 

To learn more about this historic event, we invite you to view the videos and read a statement from PNCB Board President Arlene Sperhac, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN and PNCB CEO Janet Wyatt, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANP entitled Why a Pediatric Nursing Invitational Forum? (PDF)