Neonatal Nurses Week—Celebrating You!
Established in 2000 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), members of the neonatal community use this time to honor their nurse colleagues and show their pride in being a neonatal nurse.
Neonatal Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses as well as the NANN community. Your contributions to the tiniest patients make a difference that lasts a lifetime for neonates and their families.
Neonatal Nurses Week will be celebrated during the following dates over the next several years:
2020: September 14-20
2021: September 13-19
2022: September 12-18
2023: September 11-17
Neonatal Nurses Week - We Save Babies!
The Neonatal Nurses Week theme had a very unexpected origin. It started in late 2016 at NANN's 32nd Annual Conference in Palm Springs when attendees were connecting to the conference Wi-Fi on their many devices. The password to connect was "WeSaveBabies" and our attendees instantly loved it! Who knew a simple password could have such an impact on our attendees? Nurses continued to reference the phrase throughout conference and it took on a life of its own. We knew it was perfect for Neonatal Nurses Week!
We're thrilled to introduce "We Save Babies" as our theme for Neonatal Nurses Day. Every day, thousands of neonatal nurses work tirelessly to save the smallest and most fragile patients. You save babies every day and the work you do matters to so many patients and their families.
In Your NICU
Help raise awareness of your special day! Download the 2019 Neonatal Nurses Week Poster to share in your NICU to celebrate Neonatal Nurses Week.
On Social Media
NANN encourages all nurses to change their online profile picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use the hashtag #NeonatalNursesWeek to celebrate and share their neonatal pride with others. Save the image above and upload it to your profile.
Celebrate with Memorabilia
Interested in learning more about how NANN provides neonatal nurses with a supportive, engaging, and vibrant professional community with access to unmatched resources? Visit our membership page today!