Priorities of the Institute of Pediatric Nursing®
Use this page to navigate our on-going initiatives and completed work. Then use our resources to help others learn more about pediatric nursing and child health!
Strategic Plan: Current Operational Goals
The IPN committee met in May 2018 to develop the new strategic plan. Operational goals for 2018-2019 are in progress and include:
Education Task Force
- Priority: Develop a resource describing alternative pediatric clinical sites to meet identified needs in pediatric education for subsequent distribution.
Health Issues Task Force
- Priority: Share key mental health data and resources on the IPN website/social media for all stakeholders.
The Campaign for Pediatric Nursing
On-going since 2016, the Campaign for Pediatric Nursing is a multi-faceted program promoting awareness of pediatric nursing to students, career influencers, and the public. Anyone can be an ambassador for pediatric nursing with our free, downloadable resources:
- Career infographics
- Kick-start your pediatric nursing career toolkit
- Meet your child's pediatric nursing experts
The Future of Pediatric Nursing
In 2014, the IPN launched a study of the profession including pain points and intent to promote the specialty to others. Highlights of the findings were presented at the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners conferences.
The IPN has worked with several nursing organizations to bring pediatric nurse expertise to Choosing Wisely, a national initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation. Choosing Wisely promotes informed patient-provider dialogue about appropriate healthcare treatments and tests. Families and health care providers alike benefit from this effort. See pediatric nursing topics that facilitate wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on evidence-based research. See the full listing of 25 things nurses and patients should question.
Research & Knowledge
Explore our past peer-reviewed articles and find continuing education related to the specialty.
We look for the latest statistics related to child health and pediatric nursing and post them in these report cards:
The pediatric nursing workforce is key to providing culturally sensitive care for children, teens, and families. See our Diversity page for these resources:
- Diversity in Nursing Resources
- Growing the Latino Nursing Workforce
- LGBTQIA+ Sensitive Nursing Care
- Men in Nursing