Catherine Haut, RN, DNP, CRNP, PNP, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been elected president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Haut, who begins her term as president-elect on July 1, is the fourth member of NAPNAPs Maryland chapter to be appointed national president, according to a news release.
As president-elect, Haut will be working closely with the current president in preparation for leading the executive committee and teaming with NAPNAPs CEO to represent the association on pediatric initiatives, policies and practices. Executive committee members serve three-year terms, beginning as president-elect for a year, followed by a year as president. After their presidency, members complete their terms with a year as past-president. Haut becomes president in July 2015.
It is truly an honor to be elected by my pediatric nurse practitioner colleagues, and I look forward to representing them in many facets of pediatric healthcare, Haut said in the release. In my role as president, I hope to support the NAPNAP mission of empowering PNPs and their healthcare partners in enhancing child and family health. I am looking forward to increasing the visibility of the role of PNPs through working with other organizations while representing the interests of pediatric nursing and medicine.
NAPNAP is a professional association that actively advocates for childrens health through providing funding, education and research opportunities for pediatric nurse practitioners. The association seeks to empower PNPs and their healthcare partners to enhance child and family health through practice, leadership, advocacy, education and research.
We are very proud of Dr. Haut for assuming this important national leadership role for pediatric nurse practitioners, UMSON Dean Jane Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the release. I am confident that she will excel in representing the interests of pediatric nursing while serving as an ambassador for the University of Maryland School of Nursing.