NCN Essay Contest

NCN Essay Contest

ABOUT US The Nursing of Children Network, or NCN, was established in 1990 as a networking organization for pediatric nurses in the Delaware Valley region. In 1994 NCN joined the national organization SPN-Society of Pediatric Nurses—as the local chapter. In addition to networking opportunities, NCN offers educational programs, pediatric health care projects, and an informative newsletter.



PURPOSE
The purpose of the Nursing of Children Network shall be to provide a forum for all pediatric nurses to share ideas related to the nursing care of children and their families. The support and networking opportunities of the group are integral to the group and its members.

MISSION
The Nursing of Children Network believes that the specialty of pediatric nursing should set forth the highest standards of nursing practice of optimum care to children and their families The mission of the Nursing of Children Network, in congruence with the national organization, is to promote excellence in nursing care of children and their families through support of its members’ clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this organization shall be:

A. To enhance personal and professional growth through networking and education programs on a regional level.

B. To disseminate information regarding advances in pediatric nursing.

C. To promote an awareness of, and support for the health care rights of consumers.

D. To promote communications within the organization, and with other professional organizations with a focus on the health and welfare of children.

E. To encourage individual members to participate in the continued growth and development of the organization.





President’s Letter
Summer 2014
 Maura Nitka

Welcome to the Nursing of Children Network (NCN) website. Thank you for visiting our site. We hope that you will consider becoming a member of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, our parent organization as well as the Nursing of Children Network, the Delaware Valley chapter of SPN. See the Society of Pediatric Nurses link for more information on joining that organization. SPN Membership

Thank you to all who helped make our 10th Annual Regional Pediatric Nursing Conference held on October 18, 2013 such a success. This 10th anniversary celebrated the collaboration of pediatric nurses from our surrounding areas and featured for the first time presentations submitted for peer review from your nursing colleagues. Our 11th Annual Regional Pediatric Nursing Conference is scheduled for October 20th, 2014.

The NCN Board of Directors is an enthusiastic group excited about a bright future for NCN. The following individuals serve on the 2014 Board of Directors.

Maura Nitka - President Elect
Normajean Colby - Secretary
Vickie Hafner - Treasurer
Jena Ryan - Member-at-Large Communication Committee
Cindy Kelshaw - Member-at-Large Communication Committee
Sheri Johnson - Member-at-Large Education Committee
Lisa Zielinski - Member-at-Large Membership Committee

Members will be invited to participate in chapter meetings and educational events. If you are interested assisting with the website, planning an educational event, or working on fundraising activities, please contact Maura Nitka for more information. Maura@nursingofchildrennetwork.com

Thank you for your support of NCN and our mission to promote excellence in nursing care of children and families.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step. The Executive Board of the Nursing of Children Network invites you to join us as we begin the next phase of the journey. The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step. Please join us as we begin the next phase of the journey.


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