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Professional Development Products

NANN's Professional Development products support the novice nurse, nurses in orientation, and nurse mentors and mentees.

Competencies & Orientation Toolkit for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, 2nd Edition

This toolkit aims to establish consistent expectations concerning competencies for NNPs at varying levels and to provide a method of evaluating competence in order to assure the public that the NNP possesses the knowledge, skill, and clinical judgment required for providing safe, effective care.

Navigator Mentoring Program

A peer mentoring program designed to provide formal support for novice nurses for 6 months beyond the orientation period. This program takes orientation a step beyond development of the novice nurse's technical and critical-thinking skills, addressing the need for interpersonal skill development.

Precepting the Advanced Practice Nurse: From Expert RN to Novice NNP

Precepting the Advanced Practice Nurse is an immediate access, downloadable and invaluable guide for those engaged in precepting neonatal nurse practitioners. It discusses current theories and published evidence on the teaching and learning experience and offers practical examples and tools that will enhance the quality of preceptorships for both preceptor and preceptee.

Policies, Procedures, and Competencies for Neonatal Nursing Care, 6th Edition

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Policies, procedures, and competencies are the foundation of patient care and drive nursing practice. This sixth edition helps advance an organization's commitment to evidence-based nursing and provides a strong support to neonatal nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners as they seek to give the highest quality of care to their vulnerable patients.

Neonatal Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition

This concise guide addresses the assumptions, characteristics, environments and settings, education and training requirements, key issues and trends, and ethical and conceptual bases of contemporary neonatal nursing practice.

Membership Has Its Benefits: The Role of Professional Organizations in Cultivating Leadership Skills

In this webinar, 2018-2020 NANN President Joan Rikli presents the benefits of professional membership and how belonging to NANN can serve as an asset to your professional growth. Learn about the many resources that NANN offers its members and opportunities to volunteer where your leadership skills can be honed and applied. You'll also hear about Joan's own experience in growing in leadership to become the president of NANN.

Transitioning into a Leadership Role: Successes and Challenges

The absence of an adequate, consistent leadership pipeline has been cited as a key challenge in nursing today. Strong leadership is critical if the vision of a transformed health care system is to be realized. Presented by Pam Spivey, this webinar will explore opportunities in leadership development available to participants through active engagement in the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and beyond.

Yes, YOU CAN Present at NANN Next Year!

This free presentation will cover the basics of submitting a successful NANN abstract. Instructions, guidelines, helpful hints, and expert opinion will educate the learner to write an abstract for submission to NANN's educational conference and Research Summit. Anyone interested in submitting an abstract to NANN in the next year will understand best practice tips and resources to guide their writing.

Essentials of Neonatal Nursing Orientation Lecture Series 1–10

 

Certification Resources

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition

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Based on the latest test plans of the AACN's CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC's Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the changes to the Core Curriculum and reflect the latest evidence, essential knowledge, and best practices. New to this edition are three new chapters and 225 completely new review questions. This powerful study tool offers unparalleled preparation for your certification exam!

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 6th Ed

This publication provides in-depth coverage of common neonatal disorders and management and highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes.

Developmental Care CNE Modules

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These 27 self-study modules serve as companion pieces to reinforce the most relevant and important elements addressed in Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants: A Guide for Health Professionals. Each module features relevant developmental care standards, chapter summaries, case studies, and self-assessment questions. You can earn CNE after completing a post-test and evaluation. These modules can be purchased individually, in bundles, or all together, and a learner can receive up to 38 CNE for all 27 modules.

Purchase all 27 modules in a bundle or individually:

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation

For more information on the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation and available resources, please visit this page.

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation Exam

The Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation offers clinicians with developmental care experience an opportunity to apply and assess their knowledge through the completion of a 100-item test. The test includes both cognitive assessment questions and scenario-based cases. Those passing the test are recognized with a certificate of completion. The intended audience for the specialist designation is all neonatal healthcare professionals, including, but not limited to, nurses and therapists.

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation Renewal

If your specialist designation is up for renewal you have two options to renew! Retake the online test or submit proof of 20 contact hours of developmental care CNE.

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation Renewal Exam

You can purchase the online exam renewal to retake the exam at the end of your renewal window. An 80%+ must be obtained to successfully complete the renewal. If 80%+ is not obtained, you must repurchase and retake the online exam.

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation (Manual Renewal)

Renew your designation by submitting 20 contact hours and paying the manual renewal fee. Once you have submitted payment, please e-mail NANN Education Department at education@nann.org, with documentation of your certificates totaling the 20 contact hours. NOTE: If it has been more than 2 years since obtaining your designation, exam re-take is required.