Research and EBP grants are awarded annually at the SPN Annual Conference; Evidence-based Practice Grant and the Corrine Barnes Research Grant. 

  • The purpose of this grant is to support research studies and evidence-based practice projects (EBP) related to children and their families. These grants are awarded to SPN members and may include research studies or EBP projects ranging from pilot work to large, multisite studies. Student theses, dissertations, or EBP project proposals are accepted. 

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The SPN Excellence Awards have been used to acknowledge exceptional members of the Society of Pediatric Nurses in the following award categories:

  • Advanced Practice 
  • Clinical Practice 
  • Education 
  • Nursing Research 
  • Clinical Scholarship 

The application period for the 2021 Awards are now closed. 

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SPN recognizes outstanding individuals in their service to SPN and humanitarian efforts around the world. The Margaret S. Miles Distinguished Service Award is awarded in odd years and the Barbara Larson Humanitarian Award is awarded in even years. Winners are recognized at the SPN Annual Conference.

The application period for the 2021 Awards are now closed. 

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Scholarships are awarded at the Annual Conference held in April. 

  • Academic Education Scholarship 
    In an effort to help members meet academic goals, two academic scholarships are awarded yearly. The application period for the 2021 Scholarship is now closed. 
  • PNCB / SPN Conference Scholarship
    The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, in collaboration with the Society of Pediatric Nurses, offers a joint Scholarship to attend the annual SPN conference. SPN and PNCB are committed to increasing the knowledge base and enhancing the clinical, professional, and leadership development of certified pediatric nurses. The application period for the 2021 Scholarship is now closed.