Being a member of APGNN provides opportunities to lead and leave a legacy, further your career, and to connect and learn from others.
Being involved as a board member of APGNN has been such a wonderful experience. I have made friends across the country with other APGNN members and the board members. It is great to have contacts in the pediatric GI institutions across the nation. I am also growing my leadership and organizational skills as an executive board member and President Elect - an experience I wouldn't have in my current job position. I encourage any APGNN member to consider participating in the various committees and see the benefits you gain from the experience!
My involvement with APGNN was in the infancy of the organization. I experienced amazing professional growth. I especially treasure the mentorship freely offered by the leaders in the organization. It made me a better pediatric GI nurse, and my institution benefited immeasurably. I am retired now and miss you all!
I had the privilege of serving on the APGNN board from 2019-2021. During this time, I grew both professionally and personally and found the opportunity extremely rewarding. I was able to broaden both my GI knowledge by working on projects such a GIkids.org as well as my network both with Peds GI doctors as well as nurses and Advanced Practice Providers. APGNN has been an invaluable resource to me and my GI colleagues and I am so thankful for this organization.
The collaboration with other Nurses and NPs from around the country! We all have different methods, and it is such a great learning and supportive environment.
I appreciate having the opportunity to reach out to Peds GI advanced practice providers and learn about others way of practicing
Awards & Scholarships
APGNN would like to reward and honor outstanding members for their contributions to the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology through the Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Mentoring Award, Sue Peck Excellence in Nursing Practice, NASPGHAN Foundation/APGNN Susan Moyer Nursing Research Grant, Poster of Distinction Award, and New Member Conference Scholarships.
APGNN Clinical Handbook
Clinical Handbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Third Edition is a pocket handbook written to meet the needs of both newcomers as well as veteran providers of children with gastroenterology and nutritional problems. Composed of 21 chapters, the initial chapters address the more common conditions seen in patients and are organized in a framework designed to provide key assessment features, diagnostic tools, and treatment options. Clinical pearls and key resources draw on the practical experience of our contributing authors, who are nursing experts in their specialty areas. The final chapters present key background information on diagnostic studies, medications, and nutritional aspects that provide a basis for the therapies used in the practice of pediatric gastroenterology.
It is a privlege to be associated with NASPGHAN (North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition). As a member benefit, APGNN members have full access to NASPGHAN clinical content.
GIKids provides children and families resources and information on the diagnosis and management of pediatric digestive disorders. The APGNN Patient & Professional Education Committee contributes to the development and maintenance of content in conjunction with NASPGHAN.