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Welcome to the NAPNAP Foundation


The mission of the NAPNAP Foundation is to support the improvement of the quality of life for children and their families by awarding and administering funds for advanced pediatric nursing education, research, clinical projects and special initiatives. 



  1. Increase the number of pediatric nurse practitioners available to care for infants, children and youth.
  2. Increase the number and scope of nurse practitioner innovative clinical projects and services to improve the health of infants, children, youth and their families
  3. Increase nurse practitioner inter-disciplinary research studies to identify and disseminate child health best practices, model practices and evidenced-based practices.


The NAPNAP Foundation was formed in 1978 under the direction of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).  It was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is governed by a board of directors, whose nominations are approved by the Executive Board of NAPNAP.