National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

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Professional advocacy is about supporting the interests of one’s profession. Professional associations advocate for their members by uniting as a single voice and taking action to advance or remove barriers to the profession. Nurse practitioners (NPs) unite in member-created associations and organizations at many different levels: local, state, national, and international. They unite as specialty groups to further the goals or interests of their profession. Each of these organizations has a purpose or mission, membership benefits, and role in professional advocacy. While individually the NP may be able to contact a legislator on an issue of concern, a professional organization has the collective power of being able to be heard in numbers. These organizations are poised to take the course of action needed to influence the stakeholders. Just as these groups take action to make change, individual NPs must take action to promote their own professional interests and causes. One of the best ways a professional can support their profession is by joining an association or organization.

Directions

In a 3–5 page paper address the following:

  1. Join a NP association at the local, state, national or international level. (join as a student)
  2. Discuss the mission and vision of this organization.
  3. Describe the requirements for membership.
  4. Explain at least five benefits to belonging to this organization.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the advocacy efforts of this organization by answering the following:
  • What are the current key issues of concern (name at least three)?
  • What actions are being taken by this organization to address these concerns?
  • What current legislative efforts are being done by this organization in one of the following areas:
    • expanding the NP scope of practice
    • NP regulation of practice
    • Healthcare policy
    • Payment issues
    • Prescriptive privileges
  • Reflect on how your membership to this organization can promote the NP profession.

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School: UCLA

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Running head: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONERS

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONERS

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Introduction to the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
This is the national association of pediatric nurses since 1973. Its headquarters are
situated in New York. The association is dedicated to ensuring that the best healthcare services
are provided to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The association has a
membership of more than 8,500 professionals. The association is made up of 50 chapters and 18
special interest groups to enhance their ability to advance the interests of its members across the
country fully. The unity of professionals who have specialized in the same medical field
enhances the power of the association to represent their needs in the best way possible.
Mission statement and association’s vision
The association's mission is to ensure that all the pediatric nursing practitioners are empowered
as well as all their partners to ensure that child and family health is taken care of in the best way
possible. The association believes in the maximum representation of its members through the
best leadership tactics so as to ensure that the government fully responds to their needs. It aims to
provide advocacy, leadership, and education of their members to keep them abreast with any
developments in the medical profession. They also aim at facilitating research to support the
development of the professional field that it repres...

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