Position Statements

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.

Pediatric Bill of Rights
Topic: SPN Produced Position Statements
Owner: Kim Eskew, MBA, CAE
Date: 2019-08-12

The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) recognizes that pediatric health care should be child-and family-centered and delivered in a way that is acceptable to patients, families, and healthcare providers (Society of Pediatric Nurses, 2008).  The expectation is that pediatric nurses, patients, families/legal guardians, and other healthcare providers will support this position statement on the Pediatric Bill of Rights, by incorporating its’ premises in all healthcare settings across the continuum of care, and thereby enhancing the child- and family-centered environment of care.  Supporting this position statement on rights demonstrates advocacy, an important component of standards of practice.

Download File   Pediatric Bill of Rights Informational Paper 2.24.2021.pdf




 SPN Endorsed Position Statements