Position Statements

SPN defines a position statement as a statement that is relevant within the current healthcare environment. It clearly and succinctly states our position on a controversial or debatable topic.

The following position statements provide a well-thought-out starting point for advocacy around that particular issue. Use these statements to serve as a reference to support your policy at your institution.

SPN produced and endorsed position statements are researched, written and reviewed by pediatric nurses with specialized expertise in the area of concern. All position statements go through committee and Board of Director review at a minimum of every two years.

Safe Staffing for Pediatric Patients
Topic: SPN Produced Position Statements
Owner: Kim Eskew, MBA, CAE
Date: 2020-01-03

Introduction/Problem Statement

The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) remains committed to advocating for high quality, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive care of children and families. Healthcare needs of pediatric patients present unique challenges due to different developmental stages, limited communication skills, and differences in epidemiology and approaches to treatment as compared to adults. This position statement is intended to serve as the framework to assist organizations providing care to children in the implementation of evidence-based and outcomes driven staffing plans to promote high quality care.


Subject Matter Expert/Task Force: Kathleen Van Allen, MSN, RN, CPN

SPN Board of Directors: 11/2019

Download File   SPN Position Statement - Safe Staffing.pdf




 SPN Endorsed Position Statements