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February 2024 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

PRIORITIZE YOUR BIG ROCKS!!

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January 2024 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

As I review the accomplishments of SPN over the past year, I am in awe of the knowledge and expertise our members bring to their service on the Board of Directors, committees, task forces, as well as our educational programs. I can already sense that 2024 will be another successful year working towards our mission of providing you with excellent resources and education in pediatric nursing!

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December 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

ENGAGING WITH FUTURE PEDIATRIC NURSES

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November 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

PEDIATRIC NURSES WEEK

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October 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

HAPPY PEDIATRIC NURSES WEEK!

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June 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

The SPN Pediatric Excellence Model prioritizes advocacy, defined as acting or speaking on behalf of and in support of children and families, as one of the core concepts in the Values domain. While nurses instinctively advocate for patients and families in their workplace, many may not be as engaged in advocacy efforts in their community or with state and federal legislation to advance issues impacting children, families, and the nursing profession.

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July 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

This past month, I had the privilege of representing SPN with Jenni Baird, SPN President-Elect, at the Emotional Safety Summit II hosted by our Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) colleagues. I am so grateful for the work ACLP has spearheaded and for the invitation for a seat at the table for this important discussion.

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May 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

My warmest wishes for a Happy Nurse’s Month! I am so proud to work in a profession where we have amazing leaders, care providers, educators, and innovators. It is an honor to lead this organization and see your commitment and dedication to our profession and the patients and families we serve. Thank you for making a difference!!

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April 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

RECOVER THE REBUILD RESOURCE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES

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March 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

WORK HARD…PLAY HARD!

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February 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

THANK YOU, DR. CECILY BETZ!

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January 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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December 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

UPDATED MISSION AND VISION

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November 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

PEDIATRIC NURSES WEEK

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September 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

BENFITS OF SPN MEMBERSHIP

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August 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

REFRESHED SPN WEBSITE

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July 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

There have been a number of healthcare related topics in the news this past month that have particular impact to pediatric health. The two topics I have chosen to address are particularly important for our members and are areas where pediatric nurses can make a significant impact.

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June 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

As I write this this month’s letter, I am deeply troubled by the recent tragic events that impact our profession and our nation. This past month, we saw a nurse convicted for criminally negligent homicide for a medication error that resulted in the death of her patient. Our communities were shattered by mass murders and hate crimes. My hope is that individually and as a profession, we can reflect on these events and move forward with greater clarity and confidence around our practice and with actions to create safer communities and improved mental health for children.

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May 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN!

I am excited to greet you as your new SPN President and to wish you a Happy Nurses Month! I feel so blessed to be part of this amazing profession and to be surrounded by so many who share the same desire to provide the best nursing care to children and their families. Thank you for the extraordinary work that you do every day. These past 2 years have challenged our profession more than in years past, and I commend you for your commitment and contributions. I hope you take time during Nurses Month to celebrate and recognize those who lead and innovate, as well as those who mentor and encourage you. Also, please make yourself a priority and focus on self-care to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing so you can be your best at home and at work.

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