October 2016 President's Message

Pediatric nurses provide unremarkable care to patients and families in all setting across the continuum of care.  It is for this reason and at no surprise that the theme for 2016 Pediatric Nurse Week was “celebrating out of this world nurses like you”! SPN Headquarters received numerous emails and pictures from severalhospitals and pediatric settings showcasing events to celebrate our profession.  Videos, t-shirts, cakes, tattoos, ice cream, banners, artwork form patients, pumpkin painting, and tutu Tuesdays are just a few of the many wonderful recognition efforts that were shared.  Thanks to all for making #PNW2016 a success and make sure to visit the SPN Facebook page to view the numerous recognitions.

The Fall season also marks the beginning of the of the SPN 2017-2018 Board of Directors Election.  This year’s positions for the upcoming election include:

  • President-Elect,
  • Treasurer,
  • (2) Directors-at-Large
  • Nominating Committee

A special thank you to the nominating committee for their work in the candidate selection process.  Members can access candidate information and position statements for each person on the ballot as well as the voting link by visiting the SPN homepage. Vote today!

Thanks for all that you do for all pediatric patients and enjoy the Fall season. 

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