Welcome to the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). We are a group of professionals whose mission is to promote optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education and outreach. We encourage you to join our association, not only to strengthen our impact on the health of our children, but for the opportunity to share in both national and local membership benefits.

To read about the benefits of joining NAPNAP and our chapter, please visit our members section. 

Pediatric Home-Care RN seeks CPNP-PC Preceptor for re-entry into practice:

To the  NAPNAP membership,


 I am currently a pediatric home care nurse who is looking to reenter practice as a PNP. I graduated from the Seton Hall University graduate program  and was certified as a PNP in 1988. My last employment in that capacity was in 1989 when I took leave to have my first child. Since then I have worked in the home care of children as an RN. Due to this long period, I will be required to  fulfill 400 precepted clinical hours in pediatrics. I am looking for a preceptor(s) to help me achieve this goal. If you can help me fulfill some or all of these hours please contact me via email or phone at 919 550 9404. Thank You in advance for your consideration to this matter. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.




Arlene Merle RN



The North Carolina Chapter was represented well at the National Conference!
Jennifer Bowles & Carol Hubbard educated the crowd with "Planning Discharge for the Infant with Medical Technology"  
Anne Derouin kept the audience on the edge of their seats with her presentation "Waking up or Zoning Out: Energy Drinks"
Karin Reuter-Rice was presented with the National Researcher of the Year award by the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Members and former members enjoyed networking and catching up with friends and colleagues!