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about the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses

our objectives

Promoting Specialized Knowledge and exchange

Paediatric nurses are found in all sectors of the healthcare system. They have specialized knowledge and skills to be able to effectively care for children at a variety of developmental stages. CAPN supports and recognizes the expertise of Paediatric nurses.

national standards

Standard I: Supporting and Partnering with the Child and their Family

Standard II: Advocating for Equitable Access and the Rights of Children and their Family

Standard III: Delivering Developmentally Appropriate Care

Standard IV: Creating a Child & Family Friendly Environment

Standard V: Enabling Successful Transitions within the plan of care and between health care professionals and institutions.

membership development

CAPN hopes to inspire the paediatric nursing community across Canada to join and help to build our Association.

With the support of more than 7,000 paediatric nurses, the Association has the potential to develop a powerful voice for children's health care and a significant leadership role for nursing standards and training.


CAPN strives to form partnerships with like minded health care professionals and organizations.

child advocacy

CAPN advocates for child and family focused care. 

patient safety

Paediatric nurses are a critical link in the plan of care, and are often the key health care professional on duty to ensure patient safety.

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The Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses is governed by a national Board of Directors elected annually by the members.


Welcome to the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses

Welcome to the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses (CAPN) and our new website. We are very excited to have this media to connect with you. In 2017, we launched the first ever Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards. This initiative allowed nurses to come together, to share experiences and to identify the foundations of the important practice of paediatric nursing. During that process it was evident that there was a common passion for ensuring children have the best quality care no matter where they intersect with the healthcare system but also a passion for sharing nursing expertise to optimize that care. CAPN is a national network of paediatric nurses that evolved for nurses to continue to share, learn, and collectively strengthen the specialty of paediatric nursing.

CAPN could not be possible or sustained without dedicated nurses who care about children. We know nurses interface with children and their families across the entire health care continuum and therefore can have a strong positive impact on their health status. We know nurses are well positioned to continue to influence and advance the protection and promotion of the well-being of children. We believe that nurses with this specific knowledge base and skill set in paediatric nursing care can make a difference through leadership and advocacy in the individual care of the child and the overall state of children’s health in Canada. I am hoping you will decide to continue your nursing journey as a member of CAPN and continue to strengthen the voice of the child in the healthcare system.

We look forward to creating a strong network for paediatric nursing with you.

Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, RN(EC), BSc., MN.

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