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.
Our 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
|2020-07-13||SPN Responds to Impact of Separating Children from their Caregivers||Details|
|2020-04-23||Tobacco Exposure in Children, Adolescents and Families||Details|
|2020-04-23||The Role of the Pediatric Nurse in the Promotion and Protection of Human Milk and Breastfeeding||Details|
|2020-02-26||Disaster Management for Children and Families||Details|
|2020-01-03||Child Health Content in the Undergraduate Curriculum||Details|
|2020-01-03||Safe Staffing for Pediatric Patients||Details|
|2019-08-12||Pediatric Bill of Rights||Details|
|2019-07-22||Overweight Children and Adolescents||Details|
|2019-06-21||Transition of Pediatric Patients into Adult Care||Details|
|2019-06-21||Early School Start Times (Consensus Statement)||Details|
|2019-02-04||Weighing Pediatric Patients In Kilograms||Details|
|2014-07-08||Early Childhood Development||Details|
SPN Endorsed Position Statements
- The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health - The Society of Pediatric Nurses endorses this policy statement developed and copyrighted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in August of 2019.
Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population - The Society of Pediatric Nurses endorses this policy statement developed and copyrighted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2012 and reaffirmed in 2017.