Strategic Plan


To advance the practice, regulation, and education of practical and vocational nursing.


To be a catalyst for collaborative and innovative leadership in practical/vocational nursing education, practice, and research.


  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Life-Long Learning

(3-5 Year Plan)

  • Increase and engage membership.
  • Develop current and new state-based membership.
  • Provide on-line continuing education opportunities for practitioners and educators.
  • Conduct research to develop innovative educational opportunities.
  • Forge strategic alliances and partnerships.
  • Advocate for public policy and nursing regulation.
  • Collaborate to promote education, practice, and regulation partnerships.
  • Promote professional and public recognition of practical nursing.
  • Create innovative approaches to enhance life-long learning of LP/VNs and educators.
  • Improve PN practice by developing additional certification.
  • Create educational and practice partnerships focused on our core values.
  • Promote a healthy work environment.
  • Promote patient safety in all healthcare settings.

2010-2011 GOALS

  • Implement strategies to increase membership.
  • Evaluate current constituent state membership and member status with national organization.
  • Implement strategies to develop and increase state associations.
  • Develop web-based resources to enhance participation of NAPNES members.
  • Create continuing education courses in both JPN and on-line for LP/VNs and PN educators.
  • Develop innovative, evidenced-based educational standards in collaboration with other professional associations, lay public, employers and state regulators.
  • Forge partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Develop educational materials promoting public policy and regulation of practical nursing.
  • Engage PN schools, LP/VNs, and state boards of nursing to work with NAPNES to promote practical nurses and nursing.
  • Create continuing educational opportunities for LP/VNs using media that enhances professional practice and a desire for life-long learning.
  • Develop additional P/VN certifications that promote excellence and evidence-based practice.