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Pediatrics

Practice Resources & FAQsOur practice resources frequently asked questions page seeks to answer any inquiry you may have related to professional practice.
Position/Official StatementsAs a professional organization in its fifth decade, NAPNAP is rich in experience and history when it comes to advanced practice nursing and children’s healthcare.
Career ResourcesGeared towards students and those looking to take the next step in their careers, NAPNAP’s Career Resource Guide provides tips for resume writing, interviews, job search strategies and information about the role nurse practitioners.
Advocacy CenterUse NAPNAP’s new Advocacy Center to stay up to date on our priority child health and practice legislation.
Member BenefitsWith more than 8,000 members nationwide, NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners and other pediatric APRNs, including FNPs who treat children.
Does strep elevate risk for mental disorders? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large cohort study published in JAMA Psychiatry that examined whether children with a positive strep test are more likely than their counterparts to develop mental disorders, particularly tic disorders and OCD.
How comfort care helps kids with persistent agitationWhile reading Dr. Hall’s article “Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairments,” the differences between the medical and nurse practitioner (NP) models of care emerge.
Parental knowledge, physician support key to HPV vaccine uptakeParental knowledge and provider support are key factors in increasing acceptance and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among parents of boys, according to a new report.
Why are teens not being treated for opioid use disorders?While opioid use disorders among teens and young adults are increasing, the number of youths who receive medication to treat opioid use is decreasing, with significant inequalities among population types.
Preemies can be just as kindergarten ready as their peersA new study reveals that premature infants perform nearly as well as their full-term peers by their school years, and that those who don’t aren’t as far behind their peers as previously thought.