The mission of the Society of Pediatric Nurses is to advance the specialty of pediatric nursing through excellence in education, research and practice. The following resources are designed to assist in establishing best practices and standards of care within the pediatric patient population.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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Request to Conduct Research
SPN welcomes research proposals involving its members that will facilitate the health and welfare of pediatric patients, their families, and the pediatric nurses who care for them. Apply Now.
The World Health Organization (WHO) (2017), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2012), the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (2015), and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) (2015) recommend that infants are breastfed minimally for one for year with the provision of exclusive human milk for the first six months being essential for optimal health and developmental outcomes. However, in the United States, despite improvements in breastfeeding initiation rates, exclusive breastfeeding and breastfeeding continuation remain extremely low (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2016).
Diane L. Spatz PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
SPN Board of Directors: 5/2017