Practice Resources

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

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.

Safe Staffing for Pediatric Patients
Topic: Position Statements
Owner: Kim Eskew, MBA, CAE
Date: 2015-10-06

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: 08/2017

Download File   SPN Position Statement - Safe Staffing 2017.pdf