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Executive Committee

Melissa Young, MSN, RN, CPNP
Indianapolis, Indiana

Pamela Kelly, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston, Massachusetts

Industry Advisor
Cheryl Baxter, MSN, RN, CPNP
Columbus, Ohio

Council Members
Kristina Booth, MSN, FNP-C
Columbus, Ohio

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

Leigh T. Hamm, CPNP
Richmond, Virginia

Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP
Durham, North Carolina

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

Valre Welch, MSN, RN, CPNP
Richmond, Virginia

Our Mission
The Pediatric Urology Nurses & 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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PUNS Annual Meeting

PUNS Virtual Annual Meeting & Urodynamics Course Recordings Now Available to All Registered Attendees
Did you miss some of the PUNS Virtual Annual Meeting or would you like to go back to review some of the sessions?

The session recordings are now available in the PUNS Virtual Meeting Portal. In order to view the sessions, simply click on the "View Program" button, once on the program page, there will be a video thumbnail for you to click on and view the video. Please note that this may take a moment to load.



PUNS Annual Meeting

December 1-3, 2021
InterContinental Miami Florida



PUNS Scholarship Fund

PUNS has created a scholarship fund to support member travel to the PUNS Annual Meeting. We are thankful to those who purchased PUNS merchandise at the annual meeting to support this effort. The scholarship will cover: Complimentary registration to the annual meeting and (1) Night's hotel accommodation.
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Catheter App for Kids
Catheter App for Kids Previously available only for the iPad, PUNS is excited to provide a new and updated version of the KIDS' GUIDE TO USING A CATHETER App for the iPhone and Android devices.

Download from the Apple App store or Google Play store today. Search for "kids guide" or "catheter".
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Special Interest Groups

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

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.



An Important Message from PUNS Leadership

Pediatric Urology Nurses & Specialists is a professional organization of healthcare providers dedicated to delivering quality care to our pediatric urology patients and their families. PUNS supports The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its 24 Member Boards belief that the institutionalized racism and the violence against communities of color haunting our nation and our culture for centuries is a public health issue that must be addressed.

The trauma of violence and intolerance has a cumulative, direct impact on the health and well-being of a person and is associated with a higher incidence of chronic illness and lower life expectancy. That, coupled with social disparities that limit access to quality care, leave minority communities—especially those of color—vulnerable to systemic health issues as witnessed during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As a health care community, we must stand against all forms of discrimination and violent acts based on intolerance. We are committed to working together to bring about fair and equal access to health care resources and to establish a system that supports the health and well-being of all our communities.