UF Nursing Faculty Member Selected as Pediatric Nursing Certification Chair

Dr. Maymi

College of Nursing clinical assistant professor Michael Maymi, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE, was recently elected chairman of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, or PNCB, the leading nonprofit organization for certifying nursing professionals who provide care to children and adolescents.

Maymi has been a member of the PNCB for the past four years, serving as the pediatric acute care member at large. As chairman, he will lead board members through projects that will improve the organization’s innovation, such as implementing new competencies for recertification, expanding global outreach in pediatric nursing specialties and addressing current issues like pediatric mental health care ethics.

“It has been an honor serving with the PNCB,” Maymi said.  “I am humbled every day working with the incredible pediatric nursing leaders from around the country.”

Maymi’s two-year term as chairman of the board began July 1.

The PNCB promotes global pediatric health care by empowering nursing professionals to practice confidently with every child and adolescent in their care through offering certification services. More than 50,000 nurses have completed the organization’s pediatric nursing exams to become PNCB-certified.

“I am confident that Dr. Maymi’s leadership skills and dedication to pediatric health will build upon on the PNCB’s past success as the board charts the course for exciting new strategic initiatives,” said PNCB chief executive officer Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE. “His vast range of experience as a clinician, faculty member, subject matter expert and thought leader will benefit the more than 50,000 pediatric nurses and advanced practice providers served by the PNCB throughout their careers.”