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NANN Scholarships and Contests



2020 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 to cover registration for attending the NICU Leadership Forum taking place April 19 - 23, 2020 at the Naples Grande Hotel in Naples, Florida. The 2020 application is closed. 

Nurse in Washington Internship Scholarship

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program is an intense learning experience for nurses interested in becoming more involved in the legislative and regulatory aspects of healthcare. The 2020 NIWI program will take place March 23-25 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.

NANN will be awarding one scholarship that includes registration, airfare, lodging, and meals. A letter of recommendation is required to submit an application. The 2020 application is closed.

APRN Membership Scholarship

Are you a newly graduated neonatal nurse practitioner? Apply for NANN and NANNP's Membership Scholarship Program for newly graduated APRNs, supported by Abbott Nutrition! The scholarships provide one year complimentary NANN/NANNP membership ($170 value) as well as complimentary registration for NANN's APRN Summit at NANN's 2020 Annual Conference ($75 value) to 25 newly graduated or graduating APRNs. (Scholarship recipients must have been graduates of an APRN program in 2019 or plan to graduate by December 2020.)

Application period will open May 2020.

We are thrilled to offer this scholarship opportunity to the next generation of APRNs!

This program was made possible through the generosity of Abbott Nutrition.

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Conference Scholarship Program

Attend NANN's 36th Annual Conference, September 23- 26, 2020 in New Orleans, LA at no cost by applying for a conference scholarship! Supported by a grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition, the conference scholarship program is open to NANN members who have an interest in advancing their career and involvement in neonatal care, management, and/or research.

Application period will open May 2020.

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 2019 Emerging Leader Program has ended. Stay tuned for details about our 2020 program.