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The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) is committed to the development and advancement of nurses in the art and science of pediatric endocrinology nursing.

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  • PENS Excellence in Nursing Award Nominations

    Please consider nominating yourself or another worthy individual to receive an award.

    PENS Excellence in Clinical Practice
    • Honoring outstanding professional performance by a PENS nurse involved in the direct care of children with endocrine disorders
    • Demonstrated expertise as expressed through direct care, team building, child advocacy activities, and mentoring of other professionals in the care of children and families affected by endocrine disorders

    PENS Excellence in Advanced Practice
    • Honoring a PENS member with a graduate degree in nursing
    • Evidence of expert clinical skills in pediatric endocrinology nursing
    • Demonstration of leadership in activities such as innovative clinical care, education, research, publication, presentations, mentoring, and child advocacy

    PENS Excellence in Education
    • PENS member who has made a significant contribution to pediatric endocrinology nursing as an educator
    • Practice setting may be clinical, patient education, or academic.
    • Nominees will have demonstrated the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative teaching methods for the target population.

    Submit the application materials to the PENS Executive Office via email at or mail. The materials must be received by February 1, 2020.

    Click here​ for requirements and application.

    Awards to be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, May1, 2020 at the National Conference in San Antonio, TX.

  • 2020 PENS National Conference Reimbursement Scholarship

    The PENS Conference Reimbursement Scholarship exists to enable pediatric endocrine nurses to advance their knowledge in the areas of endocrine and growth disorders, endocrine nursing research and current issues in pediatric endocrinology nursing. Scholarship recipients can use these funds for travel, lodging and registration expenses related to the PENS Conference.

    Click here​​ to learn more about the Conference Reimbursement Scholarship.

    Submit the application materials to the PENS Executive Office via email to​ or mail. The materials must be received by March 1, 2020.

    Only current PENS members are eligible. Make sure you pay your 2020 dues by December 31 to be eligible! 

  • Available CE Oppoutunity

    ​The Infant with Differences in Sexual Development (DSD): Ethical Issues

    Presented by Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

    The study of sexual differentiation has undergone dramatic changes. Advances in knowledge of genetics and hormonal regulation have expanded the understanding of Differences in Sexual Development.  More importantly, societal perspectives have markedly altered, (1) the perception of DSD (from a DISORDER to a DIFFERENCE), and, (2) the decision making power related to sex assignment, surgery etc. from the healthcare team to the parent/ patient.​

    Click here​ for more information.