Each year, NANN recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals practicing in neonatal nursing. Whether they are clinical practitioners, educators, or researchers, NANN is dedicated to honoring the achievements of those who are advancing the field of neonatal nursing. NANN chapters are also honored annually for what they accomplish on a local level.
Individual Excellence Awards
These awards are designed to recognize the contributions and dedication of neonatal nurses and advanced practice nurses. To be considered for these awards, candidates must be a NANN member in good standing and nominated according to the specific award's nomination procedure. Award winners receive: complimentary conference registration, a $500 stipend to be applied to hotel and travel costs, a $250 honorarium, and a trophy. Applications will open in 2020.
- Leadership Award
2019 Recipient: Jennifer Hart, MSN RNC-NIC CBC NEA-BC
- Navigator Award
2019 Recipient: Kelly Gilhousen, MSN RNC-NIC RN-BC
- Robyn Main Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
2019 Recipient: Barbara O'Rourke, RN
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Excellence Award
2019 Recipient: Susan Dell Almarode, DNP APRN NNP-BC
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Rising Star Award
2019 Recipient: Priscilla Meyers, MSN APRN NNP-BC
- Distinguished Service in Neonatal Nursing Award
2019 Recipient: Ksenia Zukowsky, PhD CRNP NNP-BC
- Lifetime Achievement in Neonatal Nursing Award (This award may be presented to a NANN member, a non-NANN member, a non-nurse, or posthumously.)
2019 Recipient: Mary Ellen Honeyfield, DNP RN NNP-BC
2019 Recipient: Terry Johnson, APN NNP-BC MN CLEC
These awards recognize the outstanding research and educational efforts of neonatal nurses. Interested researchers must submit their work according to the specific award's procedures.
- Research Abstract Award
2019 Recipient: Christine Wetzel, DNP RNC-NIC IBCLC
- Clinical Abstract Award
2019 Recipient: Ashley Weber, PhD RN
- Small Grants Awards
2019 Recipient: Alexandra Armstrong, RN
2019 Recipient: Kelly McGlothen-Bell, PhD RN IBCLC NTMNC
2019 Recipient: Rebecca South, BSN RN RNC-NIC
Chapter awards highlight the successes of NANN's chapters in the categories of membership growth, percentage increase in revenue, educational offerings, member engagement, and community outreach.
2019 Chapter of the Year (Medium): Arkansas Chapter
2019 Chapter of the Year (Large): Delaware Vallet Chapter