PNCB Awards

Annual recognition for PNCB-certified nurses
2022 Awards Open!
Apply or nominate now through October 31, 2021 and give feedback on new award ideas. 

PNCB Awards

Each year, PNCB is pleased to offer 2 awards that recognize outstanding PNCB-certified nursing professionals.

See criteria below. Self-nominations are accepted. Previous award recipients are not eligible.

 

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship

Each year, PNCB and the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) offer a joint conference scholarship to one CPN who is also an SPN member. A link to the scholarship application on the SPN website will be posted here when it becomes available. 

CPN Certification Advocate Award

Recognizes 1 Certified Pediatric Nurse who is an outstanding advocate for certification at the local, hospital, regional, or national level: $1000 honorarium

Apply or Nominate by 10/31
Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact Award

Recognizes 1 outstanding CPNP or PMHS who extends the reach of their role beyond regular practice activities: $1000 honorarium

Apply or Nominate by 10/31

CPN Certification Advocate Award

This award recognizes a Certified Pediatric Nurse who is an outstanding advocate for certification at the local/hospital, regional, or national level.

  • $1000 honorarium
  • New! One-year membership to the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) 
  • Applications due October 31, 2021
  • Notification by December 2021
  • Conference attendance is not required
  • Self-nominations must upload recommendation letter in the online application
  • Apply or nominate here

The awards committee is looking for specific examples of how CPN certification has been promoted to other nurses. Examples include but are not limited to sharing exam application information with colleagues, increasing the number of CPNs at the workplace through active recruitment, engaging speakers or being the primary instructor in a non-commercial certification review course, precepting or mentoring students who are encouraged to seek and maintain CPN certification, advocating with leadership for increased benefits and/or recognition for certification, publishing articles or studies concerning CPN certification, or organizing CPN exam study groups.

In addition to encouraging other nurses to seek certification, the nominee must also display excellence in one or more of the following areas:

a. pediatric nursing clinical skills
b. family-centered care
c. promoting/implementing evidence-based practice
d. professional involvement (local regional, national or global level)
e. mentorship
f. community outreach
g. involvement in the public policy arena

 

Kelly Reed Advanced Practice Community Impact Award

This award recognizes an outstanding CPNP or PMHS who extends the reach of their role beyond regular practice activities. The award honors past PNCB board member Kelly Reed, MN, RN, CPNP-PC (1961 - 2013) who demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the community in which she served.
 

  • $1000 honorarium
  • New! One-year membership to the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) 
  • Applications due October 31, 2021
  • Notification by December 2021
  • Conference attendance is not required
  • Self-nominations must upload recommendation letter in the online application
  • Apply or nominate here

The awards committee is looking for specific ways the nominee expands the reach of his/her advanced practice nursing role within the community beyond regular practice activities. Examples include but are not limited to volunteering, civic leadership (e.g., serve in local government or city/county boards), outreach/media (e.g., write local news articles, quoted for news, participate in local health/community fairs, contribute to a blog, local school visits, speak at Girl Scout/Boy Scout events), or participation in interdisciplinary activities (e.g., represent PNPs on a panel, in a co-authored article, on a committee).

In addition to demonstrated community impact, the nominee must also display excellence in one or more of the following areas:

a. pediatric nursing clinical skills
b. family-centered care
c. promoting/implementing evidence-based practice
d. professional involvement (local regional, national or global level)
e. mentorship
f. involvement in the public policy arena

 

Past Awardees

Award Year Recent Recipients

2021

CPN Certification Advocate: Karen Alles, MN, RN, CPN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Anne DeBattista, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS

2020

CPN Certification Advocate: Charlene P. Draleau, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, CPEN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Anna Goddard, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC

2019

CPN Certification Advocate: Jennifer Stephen MSN, RN, CPN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Tamara H. Langhoff, MS, CPNP-PC

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship: Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON

2018

CPN Certification Advocate: Charolette Jones, BSN, RN, CPN and Gloria Verret BSN, RN, CPN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Jessica L. Peck DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship: Katie Dezotelle, MSN, RN, CPN

2017

CPN Certification Advocate: Melissa Dowler BSN, RN, CPN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Tracey Gaslin PhD, CPNP, FNP-BC, CRNI

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship: Joanne M. Barton MSN, RN, CPN

2016

CPN Certification Advocate: Pamela Hensley, MSN, RN, CPN, CHTP

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Anita Berry, MSN, CNP, APN, PMHS

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship: Judine Whyte-Foster, RN, BSN, CPN

2015

CPN Certification Advocate: Bridgette Casserly, MS, RN-BC, CPN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Shawna Mitchell Sisler, CPNP-PC, PMHS and Mary Louise Ryder-Larkin, MSN, RN, CPNP

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship: Beth Carroll, BSN RN CPN

2014

CPN Certification Advocate: Beenamma Benny, MSN, RN, CPN

Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact: Keri Collinsworth, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC and Pam Mapstone, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC

PNCB/SPN Conference Scholarship: Erinn Davis, MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Faces of Certification

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Tyree Smith, CPNP-AC Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
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Susan Gardella, CPNP-PC Maryland Responds Baltimore, MD
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