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SPN is the premier pediatric society representing over 3,600 pediatric nurses and 28 specializations. SPN strives to support nurses in their practice by providing educational resources, news in pediatric trends, and opportunities to network with nurses around the country. 

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The mission of the Society of Pediatric Nurses is to advocate for the specialty of pediatric nursing by advancing excellence in education, research and evidence-based practice.


The Society of Pediatric Nurses will be the premier professional nursing organization that establishes and promotes nursing standards of excellence for the care of children and their families.

Core Values


Accountability to pediatric nurses and to decision making that reflects diversity, equity, inclusion and contributes to the pediatric nursing profession; Dedication to life-long learning, generation of new knowledge and scholarship, innovation, and advocacy for the best quality of pediatric nursing for all children and families.


Transparent, respectful, ethical and fiscally responsible decision-making and actions.


Seeking diversity of thought, inspiring innovative and relational collaboration, while advancing the leadership and practice of all pediatric nurses.


Development, dissemination, and diffusion of knowledge and evidence-informed standards of care that support diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure the best care for all children and families.

Our Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) remains dedicated to its mission of advancing the specialty of pediatric nursing through excellence in education, research, and practice. SPN values its diverse membership providing care across roles, settings, geographic locations and patient populations.

Our patient population and members are diverse, with different intersecting characteristics including skin color, body size, race, ethnicity, country of origin, language spoken, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, education level, religion, gender identity and more.

SPN will continue to harness the power of varied viewpoints and lived experiences, following through with action as well as word. SPN is dedicated to evaluating diversity, equity and inclusion at an organizational level and within its membership. Additionally, SPN will provide evidence-informed guidance and support for caring for the full spectrum of challenges facing pediatric populations today. SPN will provide resources for all pediatric nurses to educate themselves on how to care for diverse populations, to celebrate diversity within their workplaces, and to acknowledge the contributions of minority populations towards the advancement of pediatric nursing.

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Our Statement on Racism and Inequality

The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) believes that Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with those who call for awareness and action against racism and inequality. We hold the fundamental belief that all children deserve fair and equitable access to resources to survive and thrive. We believe in the dignity of our members and in every child and family that we serve. SPN is committed to providing its leaders and members with education on racial bias and to advocating for policies that promote social justice and reduce disparities.