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2015 - 2018
VISION: All pediatric surgical patients will receive the highest quality nursing care that is patient and family centered.
MISSION: To promote excellence in pediatric surgical nursing practice through educational offerings, nursing research, professional collaboration, and peer support.
The APSNA Strategic Plan guides the Board of Directors (BOD) in governance of the association. It focuses their strategic decision-making and ongoing operational work. It is a working document, informed by feedback from committees, special interest groups, and the membership, that undergoes revision and renewal every three years to ensure its relevance.
Overview of the Strategic Planning Process: Our preliminary data collection and review helped us in proposing the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing – Key Messages to assist us in strategic planning. The Four Key IOM Messages are:
In the spring of 2015, the APSNA membership was polled regarding organizational activities and projected programs. Based on these tabulated results, a working committee composed of some 2014-2015 BOD members and the 2015-2106 BOD developed this strategic plan to proactively set direction and priorities for APSNA as an organization. This plan dovetails with APSNA's previous strategic plan and defines APSNA’s future direction. It is the group’s consensus on what will constitute APSNA’s future success.