Position and policy Statements
SPN position statements are researched and written by pediatric nurses with specialized expertise in the area of concern. These position statements can provide a well-thought-out starting point for advocacy around that particular issue; such as using one of the position statements to serve as a reference to support your policy at your institution.
The number of SPN Position Statements is always growing.
Here is a list of the SPN position statements:
- Child Health Content in the Undergraduate Curriculum
- Child Welfare
- Disaster Management
- Early Childhood Development
- Early School Start Times
- Overweight Children and Adolescents
- Pediatric Bill of Rights
- Safe Staffing for Pediatric Patients
- The Role of the Pediatric Nurse in the Promotion and Protection of Human Milk and Breastfeeding
- Tobacco Exposure in Children, Adolescents and Families
- The Transition of Pediatric Patients into Adult Care
- Weighing Pediatric Patients in Kilograms
SPN Responses to Current Affairs
- Separation of Children from the Caregiver (January 2019)
- What is Title VIII? Why Nurses Should Care (August 2019)
Statement on Racism and Inequality (June 2020)
The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) believes that Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with those who call for awareness and action against racism and inequality. We hold the fundamental belief that all children deserve fair and equitable access to resources to survive and thrive. We believe in the dignity of our members and in every child and family that we serve. SPN is committed to providing its leaders and members with education on racial bias and to advocating for policies that promote social justice and reduce disparities.