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  • The 2019 Nominating Committee is conducting its Call for Nominations to the 2020-21 Board of Directors/Nominating Committee slate.

    The positions that will be elected by the membership in 2020 are: one President-Elect, one Secretary, one Director and two Nominating Committee Members.

    Positions begin terms in April 2020.

    To submit a nomination for Board of Directors/Nominating Committee, click here.

    All recommendations MUST BE RECEIVED December 1, 2019 to be considered for the slate of candidates.



    • Endorsed by the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)
    • Also supported by the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology
    • (FINE), Endocrine Nurses Society (ENS), Endocrine Nurses’ Society of
    • Australia (ENSA), Australasia Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS)
    • The first ever published book in Endocrinology Nursing which includes 13
    • sections and 69 chapters covering Paediatric and Adult topics
    • An all-in-one comprehensive resource for clinical practice and professional
    • development supporting nurses to progress from novice to expert level
    • Covers endocrine-related topics within specialties such as reproduction,
    • osteoporosis, oncology, male & female health, obesity, metabolic disorders​
    Click here​ for more information.

  • ​The following awards have been created by the PENS Board of Directors to honor our members. Please consider nominating yourself or another worthy individual to receive an award. Each award winner will receive a one-year membership in PENS and an award certificate for display. Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for these awards. The Board of Directors will select the recipients.


    PENS Excellence in Clinical Practice

    • Honoring outstanding professional  performance by a PENS nurse involved in the direct care of children with endocrine disorders.
    • Demonstrated expertise as expressed through direct care, team building, child advocacy activities, and mentoring of other professionals in the care of children and families affected by endocrine disorders

    PENS Excellence in Advanced Practice

    • Honoring a  PENS member with  a graduate degree in nursing.
    • Evidence of expert clinical skills in pediatric endocrinology nursing.
    • Demonstration of leadership in activities such as innovative clinical care, education, research, publication, presentations, mentoring, and child advocacy.

    PENS Excellence in Education​
    • PENS member who has made a significant contribution to pediatric endocrinology nursing as an educator.
    • Practice setting may be clinical, patient education, or academic.
    • Nominees will have demonstrated the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative teaching methods for the target population.
    Submit the application materials to the PENS Executive Office via email to PENS@kellencompany.com or mail. The materials must be received by March 1.

    Click here​ for requirements and application.

  • ​Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Family- or Child-Centered Care: Strengths and Challenges to Theoretical and Practice Implementation


    The Journal of Pediatric Nursing is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue in November/December 2018 tackling the philosophical, empirical, and practical applications of family-centered care (FCC) or child-centered care (CCC) in clinical settings globally.

    Click here​ for more information and how to submit.

  • ​PENS has established the AP Recognition program at the request of Nurses specializing in pediatric endocrinology. 

    ​Click here​ for more information.


  • The Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (JPN) is the official publication of the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS). This important monthly journal addresses issues of concern to pediatric nursing. JPN is interested in publishing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, theory, and research papers on a variety of topics from US and international authors. JPN is also the official journal of the  Society of Pediatric Nurses, Cecily L. Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Founder and Editor in Chief.

    The journal content covers the life span from birth to adolescence. Submissions include articles the nursing care needs of healthy and ill infants, children, and adolescents, addressing their biopsychosocial needs. JPN also features the following regular columns for which authors may submit brief papers: Research Commentary, Clinical Practice, Hot Topics and Technology.

    PENS contributes a monthly column to the journal and is currently seeking a new column editor. The qualified column editor will review, edit, and select articles for publication. The position is for a two-year, renewable term.

    Candidates should be well-established researchers, who also have sufficient experience serving on journal editorial boards and writing scholarly articles.

    Editors are expected to maintain and enhance the journal's reputation as a preeminent nursing publication; be discerning, fair, and timely in the coordinating the column and disposition of submitted manuscripts; and work with the publishing staff and the journal's online manuscript and review system to ensure confidential and professional handling of manuscripts.

    To nominate yourself or a colleague, please send a brief letter of interest summarizing your qualifications as well as a CV and three professional references to the PENS Executive Office by October 19, 2018.

    To read more about the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, visit http://www.pediatricnursing.org/. If you have any questions, please contact our office.​

  • ​Discover the benefits of belonging to the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society:

    • A subscription to the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, the official journal of PENS
    • Access to the members-only section of the PENS website
    • Access to PENS’ monthly e-newsletter, PENS Insider
    • Eligibility for scholarships and grants
    • Access to the PENS e-Community
    • Discounts on conference registration
    • Discounts on PENS products and publications

    Membership Application/Brochure
    Active RN (non-industry) ..................$125.00
    International Active RN ....................$130.00
    Associate (non-RN) ....................... ..$100.00

    Membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Membership dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor for information.​


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