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Committee Member Guidelines

Are you interested in serving on an APGNN Committee?
APGNN is always looking for motivated members to help on our committees.

Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Commit the time and effort required
  • Work collaboratively
  • Communicate effectively by email
  • Perform committee assignments in a timely fashion
  • Participate on committee conference calls
  • Help develop and execute the committee action plans
  • Be a member in good standing (your dues are paid in full)
  • Have a passion for the mission
  • One year commitment, with option to continue for as long as you are interested!

Learn more here - APGNN Committees.

Membership Committee

  • Works closely with NASPGHAN administrative office and coordinates a variety of activities aimed at member recruitment and retention.
  • Reviews and approves membership applications, providing access to member-only content, enrollment in the APGNN ListServ, publicizing and coordinating mentoring and clinical practice awards, and organizing conference scholarships.
  • Manages the APGNN Mentoring Program, which matches new members with seasoned GI nurses for support.
  • During the annual meeting, the Membership Committee helps with recruitment efforts and assists in planning the social event.
  • The committee works to develop new and exciting member benefits each year, including dual membership options, special discounts, and more.

If you are interested in joining the Membership Committee, contract Committee Chair Macy Carobene, MS, RN, CPNP-BC.

Clinical Practice Committee

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the APGNN Pediatric GI Nursing Assessment-Based Certificate Program .
  • Committee members contribute to the development of modules, serving as Subject Matter Experts for a variety of Pediatric GI topics.
  • Every 3 years, module content is fully reviewed and updated in keeping with medical advances.
  • Contributes to chapter review for the APGNN Clinical Handbook , which is updated every five years.

If you are interested in joining the Clinical Practice Committee, contact Committee Chair, Rosemary Pauley, APRN.

Media Committee

  • Publishes the APGNN Newsletter biannually
    • The newsletter provides committee reports, information on conferences, scholarships, awards, and new member highlights
  • Responsible for managing our social media pages and website
  • Involved in marketing efforts for APGNN

If you are interested in joining the Media Committee, contact Committee Chair, Whitney Gray, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CRNP.

Clinical Inquiry Committee

  • Highlights and supports Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Quality Improvement (QI), and clinical research as it relates to Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
  • Serves to support APGNN members by providing a sounding board for research ideas, questions, and guidance.
  • Develops practice resources to help members write abstracts and review clinical pearls of nursing research
  • Solicits abstracts to be submitted for the APGNN Annual Meeting and participates in the blind review.
  • Solicits and supports applications for the Susan Moyer Research Grant  .
  • Involved in ongoing projects including the NOVEL project  in conjunction with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and assists in research related to the APGNN Pediatric GI Assessment-Based Certificate Program .

If you are interested in joining the Clinical Inquiry Committee, contact Committee Chair, Sara Fidanza, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CPNP-PC.

Patient and Professional Education Committee

  • Develops and reviews education materials for both patients/families and professionals.
  • In conjunction with the NASPGHAN Public Education Committee, the members create informational items for the GIKids website  and participate in the 3-year-cyle review.
  • Focuses on professional development for APGNN Members, such as evidence-based Nursing Telephone Triage Protocols.
  • The committee also solicits and supports applications for the APGNN Excellence in Education Award .

If you are interested in joining the Patient & Professional Education Committee, contact Committee Chair, Jordan Trotter-Busing, MSN, CPNP.

Program Committee

  • Assists in the planning of APGNN Annual Meeting, which is held each fall in conjunction with the NASPGHAN & CPNP Meetings.
  • Committee members brainstorm topics to present each year, contact potential speakers, and organize the program agenda.
  • During the conference, the Program Committee assists in the logistics of the annual meeting and works with the Membership Committee to plan the APGNN social event.
  • Following the conference, the committee reviews all evaluations, incorporating feedback into future planning.

If you are interested in joining the Program Committee, contact Committee Chair, Rhys David, MSN, RN, CPNP.


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