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NANN Scholarships and Contests


Nurse in Washington Internship Program Scholarship

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) is an intense learning experience for nurses interested in becoming more involved in the legislative and regulatory aspects of healthcare. The 2018 NIWI program will take place March 11-13 in Washington, DC. The 3-day program aims to:

  • Describe how nurses can be involved and influence policy at the local and national level.
  • Discuss how to work effectively with legislative staff to advance policy agendas.
  • Describe key steps to effect change in the legislative process.
  • Identify techniques to advance legislative issues at the grassroots level.
  • Identify legislative, political, and economic forces driving healthcare policy and delivery changes today.
  • Learn to schedule Capitol Hill meetings.

The deadline to apply has passed.

2018 NICU Leadership Forum (NLF) Scholarship

Leadership in today's NICU requires knowledge, creative thinking, and problem solving to confront increasing regulatory, business, and personal challenges. The NICU Leadership Forum will provide you with practical solutions to help navigate through daily challenges while also providing the opportunity for you to network with your fellow NICU nursing leaders.

NANN is offering five (5) scholarships ($699 value) to attend the NICU Leadership Forum taking place April 22-26, 2018 at the Marriott Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL. 

The deadline to apply has passed.


New Neonatal APRN Membership Scholarship

To foster the career growth of neonatal APRNs, NANN is offering membership scholarships for recently graduated neonatal NPs and CNSs. Supported by a grant from Abbott Nutrition, each scholarship award is equal to membership fees associated with a NANN & NANNP membership ($170) and will be distributed as a complimentary membership. Applicants must have graduated in 2017 or plan to graduate before the end of the year.

The deadline to apply has passed.

Conference Scholarship Program

NANN's Conference Scholarship Program provides registration scholarships to attend the 33rd Annual Educational Conference taking place October 11-14, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island. Supported by a grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition, each scholarship award is equal to the early-bird conference registration rate ($245-$505) and will be distributed as a complimentary registration.

The call for applications is closed.

March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships

To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing.

NANN Emerging Leader Program

The application period for the 2017 Emerging Leader Program has ended. Stay tuned for details about our 2018 program.



Brighter Tomorrows Story Contest

Working in the NICU means being part of some incredible stories. Enter the Brighter Tomorrows Story Contest and share yours for a chance to win complimentary registration for NANN's 33rd Annual Educational Conference in Providence, RI.

Stories should be relevant to neonatal nursing practice and relate a baby's or family's progress or describe the professional development of a neonatal nurse. Photos may accompany stories if the appropriate permission has been granted and a signed release form is submitted with the entry.

Please note: By submitting a story, you give NANN permission to reproduce it in the association's print and electronic media. The winning entry will be chosen in June 2017, and its author will be notified immediately thereafter. The winning story will be printed in a future NANN publication and posted on the NANN website.

2017's Winning Entry
Nursing, in Joy and Sorrow
Porter, Texas

The deadline to submit a story has passed.