Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists
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Executive Committee

Cheryl Baxter, MSN, RN, CPNP
Columbus, Ohio

Christine Danielson, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston, Massachusetts

Immediate Past Chair
Natalie Plachter, MSN, RN, CPNP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pamela Kelly, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston, Massachusetts

Council Members
Allyson J. Fried, MSN, RN, CPNP
Buffalo, New York

Joanna L. Maynard, MSN, RN, FNP
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Melissa Young, MSN, RN, CPNP
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kristina Booth, MSN
Columbus, Ohio

Advisors to the Board
Karla Giramonti, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Albany, NY

Valre Welch, MSN, RN, CPNP
Richmond, Virginia

Our Mission
The Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists and Associates is a professional organization dedicated to improving the care of pediatric urology patients across the lifespan through educational programs, research collaboration, and evidence based clinical practice.

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2017 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the PUNS 2017 Annual Meeting!

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Patient Publication
Patient Publication PUNS Members:
Order your copies of the self-catherization PUNS
patient publication for children:
  • “You Taking Care of You: A Girl’s Guide to Using a Catheter”
  • “You Taking Care of You: A Boy’s Guide to Using a Catheter”
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Special Interest Groups

Biofeedback Special Interest Group Education Special Interest Group
Research Special Interest Group Urodynamics Special Interest Group
Patient Education

PUNS is pleased to have several Special Interest Groups available to members. The SIGS focus on various aspects of our specialty and can be viewed by logging in to the Members Only Area.



SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing (1st Edition)

SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing (1st Edition)
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Comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource that sets the new standard for urologic nursing clinical practice and the development of the urology APRN.

Impacts the everyday practice of APRNs, RNs, PAs, technicians, and urologic associates.

Contains over 700 pages of content written by and for urologic professionals.

Encompasses the individual's lifespan, from pediatric to geriatric patient populations.

Offers a dundamental core curriculum for the novice and in-depth knowledge for the experiences practitioner in a hybrid text.

Additional resource for preparing for CBUNA's urologic certification.