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NAPNAP 2018 Conference Preview: Things You Should Do

Posted on February 16, 2018   |   by   |   Conferences, Job Seekers, Professional Development

As you make your plans for the NAPNAP 39th Annual Conference, consider our recommendations for sessions and events to attend. This is where we’ll be – and we can’t wait to see you!

In a month, we’ll be heading to Chicago for the 39th Annual Conference of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Hands down, this is one of our favorite events of the year. Where else can you connect with more than 1,600 of the nation’s leading Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Pediatric providers?

If you’re not registered for this conference, you should be! The continuing education, networking opportunities, and social events are not to be missed. Plus, this year, NAPNAP will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a special welcome reception.

Melnic Top Picks for Events at NAPNAP 2018

CRC-PMHS: Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist Certification Review Course
Sunday, March 18, 8 AM—4:30 PM and Monday, March 19, 7—10 AM

For NP or CNS clinicians, certification as a Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) means you’re equipped to assess, evaluate, diagnose and treat common behavioral and mental health problems in children and adolescents. This two-day course will prepare you to take the PMHS exam. Register here.

CRC-AC: Acute Care PNP Certification Review Course
Sunday, March 18, 8 AM—5 PM and Monday, March 19, 8 AM—5 PM

If you’re a graduate of an Acute Care PNP program, this interactive, two-day course will give you the preparation you need to take the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) Acute Care Certification exam. Register here.

AFPNP Annual Member Meeting/Breakfast
Monday, March 19, 8 – 9:45 AM

We’re pleased to sponsor this year’s Annual AFPNP meeting, which has been moved to the first day of the NAPNAP Conference. PNP educators, preceptors, and those interested in participating in the growth and development of PNPs are welcome to attend for breakfast, networking, and a speaker. Space is limited.

Session 317: Scope, Role, Are You Underutilized? How to Evaluate NP role vs. Scope of Practice
Wednesday, March 21, 1:40 – 2:55 PM

Melnic President, Jill Gilliland, will join a panel of dynamic Advanced Practice Leaders to discuss scope of practice and utilization of Nurse Practitioners nationwide. Learn from the experiences of five different organizations to better understand the wide role and utilization variations in healthcare today.

Eleventh Annual Student Reception
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-8 PM

Join us in honoring future PNPs and recognizing this year’s award winners. Jill Gilliland will present the DNP Scholarship Award to an outstanding pediatric-focused nurse practitioner doctoral student. Students, preceptors, and faculty are all invited to attend.

And, Don’t Miss Booth #519 in the Exhibit Hall

Throughout the conference, the Melnic Team will be at booth #519 with prize giveaways, Advanced Practice job opportunities, career coaching, resume reviews, and more!

Double your chances to win our grand prize drawing for a $300 Amazon Shopping Spree, plus great daily prizes. Enter today by clicking the link below, then stop by our booth and we’ll enter your name again.

Enter to win a $300 Amazon Shopping Spree

Stay tuned for updates on our events page. We’ll be adding fun things to do and great restaurant recommendations for you closer to the conference. Who’s excited?!

This Week’s Top Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs

Our Melnic jobs board has NP positions at some of the country’s leading hospitals. If you are an NP who is considering a change, take a look at some of these great job openings!

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has a great opportunity for a PNP with experience in Behavioral Health to work with inpatient and clinic patients aged 11-21 with feeding disorders.
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital also has an opening for a skilled CRNA to provide anesthesia, direct care, and follow-up for pediatric patients before, during, and following surgical procedures.
  • The Mental Health Clinic in Pikesville, Maryland is seeking an experienced PNP to counsel children, teens, and adults who have mental health issues or are struggling with substance abuse. This role offers the flexibility of a part-time schedule (20-40 hours per week.)
  • In Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital has a great position for an Acute Care Certified PNP to join the Pulmonary Care Team and manage care of step down pulmonary patients, many requiring Trach/Vent support, who are in transition from NICU or PICU to the Pulmonary unit.
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California is seeking a PNP with experience in Mental Health for a new psych unit.
  • University of California San Francisco School of Nursing (UCSF) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced NNP assist in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the neonatal curriculum. This part-time position requires two or more years of clinical experience in acute care neonatal nursing.

Review our list of nurse practitioner jobs, then contact us today!

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