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 Work Priorities
The IPN committee met with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board in 2021-2022 to develop the new work priorities in support of PNCB’s new strategic plan. Goals for 2022 through 2024 include:
IPN Priority #1: With IPN’s support, establish PNCB as the convener of organizations with a focus on pediatric healthcare.
• Objective #1: Grow strategic partnerships to advance pediatric nursing and interests
IPN Priority #2: Support the pediatric nursing workforce pipeline by communicating the value of the specialty, fostering inclusion, and developing leaders.
• Objective #1: Develop leaders to represent pediatric interests among key audiences
Recent Priorities & Resources
- Develop a resource describing alternative pediatric clinical sites to meet identified needs in pediatric education for subsequent distribution. Read our white paper Safeguarding the Future of Pediatric Care: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating and Expanding the Pediatric Nursing Workforce.
- Share key mental health data and resources on the IPN website/social media for all stakeholders. See the list.
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: