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.

Child Health Content in the Undergraduate Curriculum
Topic: SPN Produced Position Statements
Owner: SPN Headquarters
Date: 2021-06-10

Baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs continue to decrease pediatric nursing didactic content and clinical learning experiences. Revisions in the pediatric nursing undergraduate/pre-licensure curriculum are recommended to emphasize existing content and concepts related to children and their families and to strengthen undergraduate pediatric nursing education. The trend toward reduction of child health content and clinical hours in pre-licensure education is of great concern. It poses a threat to the preparation of future clinicians and to the children in their care, and neglects the specific health challenges of infancy and childhood. (Bowling et al 2018; Betz, 2017).

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