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Lifetime Achievement in Neonatal Nursing Award

The Lifetime Achievement in Neonatal Nursing Award recognizes an individual’s longstanding commitment to and profound impact on the field of neonatal nursing. This award may be presented to a NANN member, a non-NANN member, a non-nurse, or posthumously. The 2020 award application closed on May 1

Candidates will be able to meet the following criteria:

• Has participated in the publication of materials that have had a profound effect on the direction or practice of neonatal nursing.
• Completed research in the field that has contributed to the advancement of nursing practice in neonatal care or improved outcomes for neonates.
• Has actively worked with other healthcare organizations and the community to improve the quality of neonatal care across the continuum of care.
• Demonstrated outstanding initiative in advancing the education of colleagues, patients, and the public.

Nomination and Selection Process:

Nominations will be submitted by the NANN membership. NANN's Board of Directors will review the nominations and select the awardee.

Recognition and Reimbursement:

The awardee will receive complimentary conference registration and travel. Additionally, they will be granted a $500 stipend, $250 honorarium, and trophy at NANN's Annual Conference.

Past Recipients:

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2019(a) - Terry Johnson, APN NNP-BC MN CLEC

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2019(b) - Mary Ellen Honeyfield, DNP RN NNP-BC

2018 - Carol Jaeger, DNP RN APRN NNP-BC
2017 - Jacqueline McGrath, PhD RN FNAP FAAN
2016 - Diane L. Spatz, PhD RN-BC FAAN & Frances Strodtbeck, PhD RN NNP-BC FAAN
2015 - Robin L. Bissinger, PhD APRN NNP-BC FAAN
2014 - Carole A. Kenner, PhD RN FAAN & Terri Cavaliere, DNP RN NNP-BC
2011 - Gene Anderson, PhD RN FAAN
2009 - Charles Rait, MSEd BSN RN PNC
2008 - Kara L. Coker, MSN RN