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Position Statements and APRN Publications

As the professional voice of neonatal nursing, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses 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. the National Association of Neonatal Nurses offers additional content relevant to advanced practice registered nurses, such as white papers and standards.

Position Statements

In its most recent position statement, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) recommends women abstain from marijuana consumption during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. NANN lists 14 recommendations for providers when addressing maternal marijuana use and the potential negative impact on neonates and infants. Download the Marijuana, Breastfeeding, and the Use of Human Milk infographic. 

Read the press release related to the Marijuana, Breastfeeding, and the Use of Human Milk position statement.

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses Board of Directors reviews the statistics concerning racially-related health disparities for premature infants and includes nine recommendations for how to endorse healthcare equality for all infants in the NICU regardless of race, parental economic or educational status, or geographic area. Download the Racial Disparity in the NICU infographic

In conjunction with the National Perinatal Association, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses review and discuss the most current literature findings and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization regarding mother/newborn infant postpartum care in the hospital if a mother is COVID-19+. Download our Mothers with COVID-19 and Their Newborn Infants infographic

Read the press release related to the Mothers with COVID-19 and Their Newborn Infants position statement.

APRN Publications

As the professional voice of neonatal nursing, NANN and its advanced practice registered nurses division, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, are 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. While the publications below are specific to the unique needs of neonatal advanced practice register nurses.

Workforce Survey

NNP Education Standards

NANNP Position Statements and White Papers

Clinical Practice Guidelines