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PENS Recognition Program


PENS has established the AP Recognition program at the request of Nurses specializing in pediatric endocrinology. Activities approved for the Pediatric Endocrine Nurse (PEN) and the Advanced Practice – Pediatric Endocrine Nurse (AP-PEN) points go beyond routine, entry-level pediatric endocrinology nursing practice, and challenge individual applicants to contribute to the art and science of the specialty.

Qualified nurses may be recognized as having achieved Competency in Pediatric Endocrine Nursing by fulfilling the activity requirements of the PEN or AP-PEN. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (NP, CNS, CRNA and CNM) can apply for the AP-PEN recognition via portfolio.

We are currently soliciting nurses and nurse practitioners who are interested in the pilot program to submit their portfolio for evaluation.  We are looking for two (2) registered nurses and two (2) nurse practitioners who would like to submit their portfolio this fall for evaluation.

Please email PENS with your interest or questions about the program. If you are interested in participating in the pilot program, please let us know by August 1, 2017. We will notify successful participants for the pilot program no later than September 1, 2017. Final applications will be due on or before November 1, 2017.

After the pilot group, there will be two cycles each year, with recipients receiving recognition at the PENS National Conference.

We look forward to continuing to recognize our Pediatric Endocrine Nurses' accomplishments.​