Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS)
The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) was born in 1986 in the dreams of a small group of endocrine research study coordinators whose vision was to develop a network of pediatric endocrine nursing professionals. This strong, assertive, independent group of nurses formed a 15-member steering committee that officially founded the Society in 1987 as a non-profit corporation and elected its first president. The founders sought financial assistance and logistical support from the pharmaceutical industry and received it. They also mounted an aggressive membership drive.
The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society(PENS) is committed to the development and advancement of nurses in the art and science of caring for children with endocrine disorders and diabetes.
The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society will be renowned for its commitment to education and research, thus empowering nurses worldwide to provide optimal care for children with endocrine disorders.