Committees

Chapter Support and Development CommitteeThis committee helps identify the needs of chapters, makes recommendations to the Board for chartering new chapters, and recommends policies and procedures relating to chapters. The committee meets by conference call approx. 8-10 times per year.

2016 Chair: Cathy Kissinger

Clinical Practice and Research CommitteeThis committee develops the content for various projects as charged by the Board of Directors, and reviews abstracts for the SPN Convention Program. The committee meets by conference call approx. 8-10 times per year.

2016 Chair: Cindy Dixon
2017 Chair: Michele Habich

Education CommitteeThis committee is comprised of a diverse group of pediatric nurses who practice in all areas of healthcare. Committee membership is on a volunteer basis and requires a two year commitment. The committee develops educational content for SPN’s Annual Conference, revises current educational products and develops new educational products and activities based on identified needs of pediatric nurses and other health care providers.  Members of the committee support the American Nursing Credentialing Center-Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) guidelines and work in collaboration with the Director of Programs. The education committee meetings are held monthly via conference calls, with additional correspondence occurring through email communication. In between monthly meetings additional work may be required to support initiatives focused on the conference, webinars and new product development. 

2016 Chair: DeAnne Ellis
2017 Chair: Nicole Shannon

Nominating CommitteeThis committee is the only SPN committee with elected members. Committee members are responsible for recruiting eligible candidates for the annual election. Self-nomination to be considered a candidate for the committee is encouraged.

2016 Chair: Shirley Wiggins