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Winter 2013   
News, Tools & More from PNCB

Board Update

PNCB mourns the passing of Board Member Kelly Reed, MN, RN, CPNP-PC in January after a courageous battle with cancer. "Kelly was an outstanding practitioner who consistently offered amazing insights and a passionate voice for the leadership of PNCB," said Board President, Sarah Gutknecht, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC/PC. Learn more about her contributions>>

PNCB's Board of Directors welcomed new Pediatrician-at-Large Representative Dennis Vickers, MD, MPH in January. Dr. Vickers practices in Chicago. See all your board members>>

CPNs Recognized!

Ten pediatric nurses at Mercy Medical Center (MMC) in Merced, CA were recently recognized for earning CPN certification. MMC encouraged these nurses to obtain their credentials and offered PNCB's "No Pass No Pay" program benefit.

"These nurses worked extremely hard to accomplish this goal," shares Clinical Educator Emma Edwards, RN, CPN. MMC proudly presented them with a plaque at a special luncheon held in their honor. "Each of the nurses today is wearing their CPN pin with pride, and they are dedicated to providing the best care possible for our pediatric patients and their families."

Tell us your story! Email news@pncb.org with recognition stories and photos so we can feature your team!

Kudos Corner

Congratulations to Julie Schmidt, BSN, RN, CPN of Kosair Children's Hospital! Julie was selected by PNCB and the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) for the first ever SPN conference scholarship.

Look for your chance in late Fall 2013 to apply for the 2014 scholarship, which includes an honorarium for travel to the SPN conference, plus free registration. Attending SPN in Nashville this April? Visit PNCB's booth and say hello!

Now it's your turn! Share your successes related to pediatric nursing with news@pncb.org for future e-newsletters so we can spotlight your achievements.

"No Pass, No Pay" Update

Over 80 hospitals and counting bring PNCB's no-risk CPN certification benefit to their RNs. Welcome to our newest hospitals: Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Sutter Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Centegra Health System, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital, White Plains Hospital, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. Learn more about No Pass, No Pay>>

We're Getting a New Look!

Be on the lookout for our completely redesigned e-newsletter — coming to your email inbox in spring 2013! We can't wait to hear what you think.


This helpful tool lets you archive CE any time of the year. Upload contact hours right after conferences. Then when you recertify between October 1 and January 31, your online application pre-loads anything you already entered.


Have you heard about the PNCB's CPN Champions program? If you encourage colleagues to consider CPN certification, act as a mentor, or share CPN exam information at skills fairs, then apply to become a Champion today and receive special gear, materials and Recertification benefits! For more information, visit PNCB's Get Involved webpage.


What do all those letters mean? Use PNCB's Glossary of Nursing Acronyms to find out.

Need a new lapel pin, free materials, or Pediatric Updates? Visit our easier to navigate online Marketplace.


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