Eastern Massachusetts Association of Nurse Associates and Practitioners

President’s Message


Hello all,

First and foremost, I am so excited to begin my term as your chapter president. A lot has changed since my last term, back in 2003! This year should be a very busy and productive year. We are pleased to have reconnected with many of our past chapter volunteers. Those of you who have been around for a while should recognize the names of many of our board and committee members.  To those of you who are new to our chapter, welcome and we all look forward to working with you.

I write this following our first chapter meeting for this year. It was great to see many old friends and also many new faces. This is an exciting time for nurse practitioners ! With all the changes in health care, nurse practitioners are now being invited to the table to join other health care professionals to discuss best practices for the care of patients. Our chapter is fortunate to have representation on several state wide committees. In addition, several of our chapter members have been or are currently involved in National initiatives. One goal of our chapter this year is to applaud, support and share the expertise of our members with the entire group. 

Along those lines, we have also decided to focus some special attention on our preceptors and mentors statewide. Each one of us has had a mentor or preceptor that has impacted our development as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition, many of you are now serving as preceptors or mentors for PNP students. Plans are in the works for many exciting ways to recognize the valuable contributions that preceptors are making.  We will be soon calling for nominations for our “Outstanding Preceptor” award and will be providing FREE registration to our Spring conference for anyone that agrees to precept a PNP student for Fall 2013. Much more to come!

There will be many ways to connect and get involved this year so why not consider letting this be the year that you will join in!

Linda Malone




General membership meetings take place approximately every other month.  See the Calendar for details. 

For a schedule, refer to our Calendar

General meetings are comprised of a short business meeting followed by an expert speaker in health care delivery, providing continuing education credits. There is also a full-day conferences in the Spring. In addition, members receive an informational newsletter four times a year.

 We are part of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.

 About Mass NAPNAP

We are centrally located int in the Boston metro area. Our association consists of general members and an executive board. The executive board consists of the president, the past-president, a treasurer, a secretary, and committee chairs. Committees include program, membership, legislative and public relations (website and newsletter). All are open to all members. The executive board meets periodically throughout the year to  plan member meetings and activities; we invite and welcome input from all members.

DNP Programs

Northeastern University has launched their DNP Program.

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Member Spotlight

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Opportunity to Partner with Nutrition Researchers

An opportunity for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to partner with Nutrition Researchers at Children's Hospital, Boston
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We currently represent over 300 pediatric nurse practitioners who are proactive in urban and suburban settings in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We work to serve communities through community-based activities and through representation on legislative issues.

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