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Position Statements

As the professional voice of neonatal nursing, NANN is looked to as a resource on substantive issues that affect neonatal patients, their families, and the neonatal nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners who care for them. Each statement discusses the background and significance of the topic and offers succinct recommendations and conclusions, along with references from the scholarly literature. Each statement is carefully reviewed and updated at established intervals. NANN offers additional content relevant to advanced practice registered nurses, such white papers and standards.

Quality Metrics (2016)

NICU Nurse Involvement in Ethical Decisions (Treatment of Critically Ill Newborns) (2016)

The Effect of Staff Nurses' Shift Length and Fatigue on Patient Safety and Nurse's Health (2015)

The Impact of Advanced Practice Nurses' Shift Length and Fatigue on Patient Safety (2015)

The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2015)

Standard for Maintaining the Competence of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (2015)

Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Newborns and Infants (2015)

RN Staffing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2014)

Medication Safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2014)

Education Standards and Curriculum Guidelines for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs (2014)

Prevention of Acute Bilirubin Encephalopathy and Kernicterus in Newborns (2010, In Revision)