NCN Essay Contest

NCN Essay Contest

ABOUT US The Nursing of Children Network, or NCN, was established in 1990 as a networking organization for pediatric nurses in the Delaware Valley region. In 1994 NCN joined the national organization SPN-Society of Pediatric Nurses as the local chapter. In addition to networking opportunities, NCN offers educational programs, pediatric health care projects, and an informative newsletter.


Nursing of Children Network is guest hosting dinner at the Ronald McDonald House on Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA on 11/12/2014. NCN member Dona Holcombe from Maxim Healthcare has volunteered to organize this event! Please contact us if you are interested in participating. There is a maximum amount of chefs allowed, so please contact us soon!

The purpose of the Nursing of Children Network shall be to provide a forum for all pediatric nurses to share ideas related to the nursing care of children and their families. The support and networking opportunities of the group are integral to the group and its members.

The Nursing of Children Network believes that the specialty of pediatric nursing should set forth the highest standards of nursing practice of optimum care to children and their families The mission of the Nursing of Children Network, in congruence with the national organization, is to promote excellence in nursing care of children and their families through support of its members  clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy.

The objectives of this organization shall be:

A. To enhance personal and professional growth through networking and education programs on a regional level.

B. To disseminate information regarding advances in pediatric nursing.

C. To promote an awareness of, and support for the health care rights of consumers.

D. To promote communications within the organization, and with other professional organizations with a focus on the health and welfare of children.

E. To encourage individual members to participate in the continued growth and development of the organization.

Exhibiting at the Pediatric Nursing Conference was a success!
Thanks for the support!

President's Letter
Spring 2016
Maura Nitka

Welcome and thank you for visiting The Nursing of Children Network. We hope that you will consider becoming a member of the Nursing of Children Network, the South East Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland chapter of Society of Pediatric Nurses. See the link for membership directions, don't forget to select Join Local Chapter before you finish the application process.

Join the Society of Pediatric Nurses

Membership has many benefits beyond receiving the peer-reviewed publication. Membership extends to online resources, educational and networking opportunities, creating a support network, and civic engagement opportunities though volunteerism. I encourage you to not only become a member of NCN but consider joining our board, elections will take place this year for secretary, and member – at – large.

Thank you to all our members for supporting the NCN in our mission to promote excellence in nursing care of children and families.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step (Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher​). The Executive Board of the Nursing of Children Network invites you to join us on our journey.

-Maura Nitka

Call for Nominations: The Call for Candidates is now open for elected positions on the 2016 NCN Board of Directors. Call for Candidates is a critical part of the Nominations and Election process, during which NCN members are able to self-nominate or nominate others for consideration for leadership positions. Now is your opportunity to influence the direction of your organization - Click here for more information.

Coming Events:

May 11, 2016: CNE event @ St.Christopher’s Hospital for Children: Adaorah Azotam will discuss Mandatory Reporting

June 2-3, 2016: NCN will exhibit @ The Pediatric Nursing Convention - Booth #306. Stop by and chat!

July 8th, 2016: Ronald McDonald house dinner, the Erie and Front Street RMH

October 21, 2016: NCN Regional Conference PODIUM ABSTRACTS currently being accepted until May 1​

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