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About the Society


The American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. (APSNA) was founded in 1992.
We are the voice that shapes pediatric surgical nursing through advocacy, collaboration, mentorship and leadership. Based on a foundation of research, education and innovation, we will transform care delivery for pediatric surgical patients.
The American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. (APSNA) will be the leading authority for the nursing care of pediatric surgical patients.
Core Values
Diversity and Inclusion - Act according to a strong code of ethics demonstrating acceptance, cooperation, flexibility, compromise and mutual respect.
Excellence - Establish and sustain professional competencies that promote pediatric surgical nursing to key stakeholders.
Integrity - Model and uphold transparency, accountability and honesty through actions, communication, and caring behaviors.
Innovation - Encourage inquiry and creativity to promote proactive, interactive, professional deliberations.
Scientific Inquiry - Commit to lifelong learning by actively contributing to an evolving body of scientific surgical nursing knowledge through research, publication, and dissemination.
Volunteerism - Provide members the ability to freely interact, discuss trends, and share knowledge.

5353 Wayzata Blvd.
Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55416 USA
Toll Free: 1+ 855.984.1609


APSNA 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Kimberly Cogley, South East Asia Prayer Center (SEAPC), Oakmont, PA

Immediate Past President
Barbara Bratton, University of California, San Francisco, California

Alissa Bergstresser, MSN, CPNP-PC, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Karen Semkiw, UC Davis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, CA

Director of Education
Rachel Desimone, Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Kalispell, Montana

Director of Development
Hillary Lorenco, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Director of Program
Monique Jenkins, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

Director of Practice and Quality
Kim McHard, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas