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  • ​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 18, 2016.

    To read more about the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, visit If you have any questions, please contact our office.​

  • PENS Academic Education Scholarship applications are offered in two cycles each year.  
    2018 AES Submissions DUE no later than April 1 and September 1

    PENS Academic Education Scholarship Information and Application

  • ​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) ..................$100.00
    International Active RN ....................$105.00
    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.​

  • The activity, "Growth Deficiency in Children: Evolving Treatment Strategies for Body and Mind" was presented as a Breakfast Symposium that was held at the 2010 PENS Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Course Chair:
    Terri H. Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

    Patricia S. Graves, MS, RN, CPNP, CDE
    Sally Radovick, MD
    Alan D. Rogol, MD, PhD

    Activity Description:
    Growth deficiency in children is a difficult disorder to manage both physically and psychologically. Health care professionals must be aware of the available options for treatment and counseling. This activity will review the use of growth hormone therapy in conditions such as Turner syndrome and chronic renal insufficiency. The effects of psychosocial deprivation on stature will also be evaluated. Treatment regimens and dosage requirements of growth hormone will be presented. Tools for counseling patients and their families on handling the psychosocial difficulties of growth deficiency will be discussed.

    Click here to access the slides and audio web posting.