We All Have a Story to Tell: Advocacy is Education

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$. 

Pediatric health priorities often take a backseat to other policies deemed to be more pressing. As a result, there is tremendous opportunity for engagement with national, state, and local policymakers to elevate the awareness of policies that impact pediatric health outcomes and our professional practice. This session will illustrate strategies for engaging in advocacy for our profession and our patients using the latest data on the pediatric-focused APRN workforce and timely, policy-relevant pediatric health priorities. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered the traditional advocacy experience, resulting in new approaches to advocacy and activism that will be highlighted in the presentation. By the end of this session, attendees will have exposure to strategies focused on the use of education as an advocacy tool to address pediatric health policy priorities, increasing the effectiveness of advocacy efforts.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Describe opportunities to advocate for child health and the pediatric-focused APRN workforce.

  • Evaluate mechanisms for pediatric-focused APRNs to influence the policy process at national, state, and local levels.

  • Identify ways in which COVID-19 changed advocacy opportunities.

Course summary
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Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
Dr. Kristin Hittle Gigli is an acute care PNP and health services researcher. She is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research examines the role of the hospital-based advanced practice provider workforce in providing care and health outcomes of hospitalized children. She earned her PhD in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Kristin works as a NP in the PICU at Children’s Health Dallas. She is also a member of the NAPNAP Health Policy Committee and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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