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Although our physical office have reopened in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, as we continue to have most of our staff team work remotely, we ask that if possible, you make your dues payments online. If you or your institution would prefer to send a check, rest assured that our teams are all working full time, and our front office is in full operation and your mail is secure.

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 Update
PUNS Leadership has been actively following travel advisories and restrictions being placed on hospitals and institutions and we know that an ever-increasing number of PUNS members are on the front lines facing the COVID-19 outbreak.



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.



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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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

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.