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How will you help NANN make a difference for neonatal nurses, patients, and their families? NANN members have several opportunities to support the neonatal nurse community, while networking and connecting with colleagues.

Volunteer Opportunities

The 2017 Call for Volunteers opens May 5 and closes June 9. For more information about the opportunities available, please see the openings below.

NEW - Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee

The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee  oversees the development of clinical practice guidelines to support the provision of quality evidence-based patient care.

Open Positions: 4

Role and Responsibilities
• Serve as CPG Committee Liaison with various working groups throughout the term. Work groups should have a balance of researchers and clinicians as well as other stakeholders as needed to ensure the clinical translation of the evidence into practice
• Keeps apprised of major health care and neonatal nursing trends to assure the guideline reflects the state-of-the-science.
• Attend and participate in all CPG committee meetings, including CPG work group meetings
• Assist in the annual reviews of existing CPGs
• Assist in the development of annual reports and recommendations to the NANN Board of Directors
• Maintain open communication
• Guide and mentor assigned CPG work groups to maintain integrity and continuity during the NANN CPG development and revision process

Qualifications
• A current NANN member in good standing
• Doctorate in Nursing or equivalent degree
• Experience in scientific writing, editing, and guideline development
• Expertise in current standards of guideline development and publication process
• Demonstrate ability to lead an interdisciplinary team across geographic distances
• Volunteer history with NANN
• Adept at using various communication and documentation technologies
• Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills

Term
• Members will be appointed to serve a two-year term, with the option to serve one additional term.

Time Commitment
• Anticipated time commitment is 1-3 hours per month

Education Provider Committee

The Education Provider Committee (EPC) provides guidance and direction for the NANN continuing nursing education (CNE) program.

Open Positions: 2

Role and Responsibilities
• Engage in ongoing identification and reporting of practice gaps and learning needs
• Identify and provide guidance to activity planning committees and board on emerging issues within health care and the profession
• Work with each planning committee to facilitate activity educational assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation
• Be a resource to each planning committee
• As needed, review material for accuracy and alignment with the activity or session objectives
• Evaluate the overall educational program annually
• Respond proactively to ensure compliance with accreditation criteria
• Develop, disseminate or conduct surveys and/or focus groups on member needs, interests, and preferred learning styles then interpret the results
• Annually, using the resources of the EPC, recommend an "educational agenda" for the coming year

Qualifications
• A current NANN member in good standing
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting
• Ability to attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled committee calls

Term
• Members will be appointed to serve a two-year term, with the option to serve one additional term.

Time Commitment
• 1 hour per month for committee task and bi-monthly teleconference.

E-News Editor

The E-News Editor helps to create an electronic newsletter with short, quality articles that includes NANN news, clinical information, and current events in neonatal nursing.

Open positions: 1

Roles and Responsibilities
• Solicit articles for each issue.
• Review and edit content for relevance, value, and accuracy.
• Work wtih staff and board liaison to ensure that the newsletter remains a viable communications vehicle for NANN members.

Qualifications
• A NANN member in good standing.
• Must have the ability to respond promptly to time-sensitive requests for review and/or feedback.

Term
• Members will be appointed to serve a two-year term, with the option to serve one additional term.

Time Commitment
• Anticipated time commitment is approximately three hours per issue month dependent upon reading speed.

Health Policy and Advocacy Committee

The Health Policy and Advocacy Committee identifies legislative and regulatory issues that impact the NANN membership, influences neonatal nursing practice regulation and policy, and increases opportunities to work in coalition with other healthcare related groups that impact neonatal practice.

Open Positions: 1

Roles and Responsibilities
• Participate in six virtual meetings
• Complete assigned tasks such as monitoring legislative issues or regulation, working with chapters, contributing content for From the Hill to the NICU, or other assignments as requested
• Assist in planning advocacy related activities at the annual conference
• Provide feedback on nursing legislation, both locally and nationally

Qualifications
• A NANN member in good standing
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting
• Must have the ability to respond promptly to time-sensitive requests for review and/or feedback

Term
• Members will be appointed to serve a two-year term, with the option to serve one additional term.

Time Commitment
• Anticipated time commitment is approximately two hours per month.

NEW - Membership Committee

The Membership Committee helps cultivate and maintain a vibrant and growing membership that includes a strong balance of early, mid, and later-career neonatal nurses, and supports NANN in the recruitment, retention, and satisfaction of members.

Open Positions: 5

Roles and Responsibilities
• Serve as a resource to staff on issues related to membership marketing, recruitment, and retention.
• Assist in development of membership related messaging by nursing role.
• Participate in outreach to potential members and member groups if deemed necessary for planned membership retention and recruitment programs.
• Evaluate data to identify gaps and recommend new programs, changes to existing programs, or discontinuation of programs to achieve NANN's goal of membership retention and growth.
• Assist with conference responsibilities, such as staffing the NANN booth, moderator positions, and other roles in which membership expertise is needed.
• Consult with staff on membership categories and dues structure; propose necessary amendments to bylaws to reflect membership structure recommendations.
• Monitor membership communities on MyNANN and elevate issues to NANN Staff and, when necessary, the designated Board liaison.

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing
• Must be a NANN member in good standing and currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration, or consulting

Term
• Members will be appointed to serve a two-year term, with the option to serve one additional term.

Time Commitment
• Anticipated time commitment of 1-3 hours per month

NANN Nominations Committee

Influence the future direction of NANN by participating on the committee that develops the slate of candidates for NANN's annual Board of Directors elections.

Open Positions: 4

Roles and Responsibilities
• Encourage NANN members to participate in the nominations and election process.
• Supports the application process by identifying strong candidates for the board.
• Participates in the strategic review of potential candidates and slate selection process.
• Actively participate in scheduled committee calls (3-4 per year)
• Calls prospective candidates to obtain consent to serve for election.
• Participates in exit interviews of outgoing board members, as assigned.

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing.
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting.
• Must participate in all scheduled committee calls and all required application reviewing functions
• Preferable to have NANN volunteer experience

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a maximum two year term.

Time Commitment
• Majority of volunteer work will take place between Feb. and May, with an anticipated time commitment of 3-5 hours per month.

NANNP Nominations Committee

Calling NANNP members! Help ensure the ongoing vibrancy of NANNP by joining the committee that develops the slate of candidates for the NANNP Council annual election.

Open Positions
• One (1) NANNP member-at-large
• One (1) past NANNP Council member

Role and Responsibilities
• Attend conference calls related to review/selection of candidates.
• Network with NANNP members to encourage participation in the nominations and elections process.
• Participate in review of potential candidates and selection of nominees.

Qualifications
• Must be a NANNP member in good standing
• Must participate in all scheduled committee calls and all required application reviewing functions.

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a maximum two year term.

Time Commitment
• Majority of volunteer work will take place between Feb. and May, with an anticipated time commitment of 3-5 hours per month.

NNP Awards Committee

Celebrate outstanding neonatal nurse practitioners by supporting the selection process for two NNP specific awards: NNP Excellence Award and the NNP Rising Star Award.

Open Positions: 1

Role and Responsibilities
• Review submitted nominations for both awards.
• Participate in virtual meetings; scheduled as needed, to select award recipient.
• Serve as an NNP awards ambassador by promoting NNP Awards to NANN and NANNP members, chapters, and colleagues.

Qualifications
• Must be a NANNP member in good standing.
• Must participate in all scheduled committee calls and all required application reviewing functions.

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a maximum two year term.

Time Commitment
• Majority of work will take place in May, with an anticipated time commitment of 3-5 hours.

New - Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee aims to provide neonatal nurses opportunities for mentoring and professional development in a variety of clinical and professional practice areas, as well as career development and the potential for leadership within NANN. Offering guidance as members launch and navigate their careers helps develop a lasting foundation for excellent patient care and nurse leadership and is vital to the continued advancement of the field.

The committee will also provide oversight and guidance for fostering professional development and leadership training opportunities.

Open Positions: 3

Role and Responsibilities
• Establish eligibility and selection criteria for all professional development and leadership training opportunities.
• Select participants for leadership training and professional development opportunities
• Evaluate data to identify gaps and recommend new programs and changes to existing programs, including, but not limited to, the E-mentoring program.
• Promote the value of professional development and nurse and association leadership to NANN members.
• Identity opportunities for program recipients to volunteer within NANN

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing and currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration, or consulting

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a two-year term, with an option to serve one additional two-year term

Time Commitment
• Anticipated time commitment is 1-3 hours per month

Program Planning Committee

The Program Planning Committee (PPC) represents NANN values and members' needs in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the educational component of the annual educational conference. All members of the PPC will receive a complimentary annual educational conference registration.

Open Positions: 2

Role and Responsibilities
• Review concurrent session abstract submissions.
• Select and organize inter-professional speakers and topics
• Review conference feedback and available gap analysis data in which to determine topics for future programs.
• Select a range of topics relevant to the needs of most neonatal nurses including those in expanded roles.
• Committee members will make initial contacts with speakers.
• Work with staff on speaker contact information.
• Committee members will assist with the general activities of the conference as needed.

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting.

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a two-year term, with an option to serve one additional two-year term.

Time Commitment
• 1 hour for one onsite meeting at the NANN Annual Conference
• 4 hours for four teleconferences during the summer
• 6 hours for one planning video conference in early winter
• 5 hours for concurrent abstract review process in late fall

Research Committee

The Research Committee supports neonatal nursing research and the overall strategic direction established by the Research Institute, thereby promoting the dissemination and utilization of neonatal research findings for the improvement of neonatal care. Furthermore, it promotes research through education and awareness of the research process, along with the establishment of a research teaching and mentoring program.

Open Positions: 2

Role and Responsibilities
• Facilitates special projects to meet Research Committee goals and functions as the operational arm of the Institute
• Works with the Steering Council to establish the criteria for abstract and/or application qualifications for the Research Summit, Annual Educational Conference paper and poster submissions, and other research-based educational activities developed under the aegis of the Institute.
• Serves to be the review body for the Research Summit, Annual Educational Conference paper and poster submissions, and other research-based educational activities developed under the aegis of the Institute.
• Oversee and judges the NANN Annual Research Abstract Award.
• Reviews research surveys for dissemination to NANN members

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting.
• Applicants who are DNP or PhD prepared will be given preference.

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a two-year term, with an option to serve one additional two-year term

Time Commitment
Majority of the work will be completed in the late fall/early winter, with a total time commitment of 8 hours.

Small Grants Committee

The Small Grants Program accepts applications from all NANN members with an interest in furthering their research interests and initiating their own research based or evidence-based practice (EBP) project. The program provides an opportunity for connecting those with little or no research background with experienced researchers to enhance their skills and promote the success of the research study or EBP project. The Small Grants Committee is charged with overseeing the application process, reviewing submissions, and supporting the work of the recipients.

Open Positions: 2

Role and Responsibilities
• Annually review the Small Grants infrastructure (process, forms, administration, and outcomes) for improvements and/or changes
• Conduct reviews of grant submissions in accordance with existing Small Grants program practices and procedures
• Select grant recipients based on available awards and within established criteria
• Communicate review feedback to both grant recipients and non-recipients
• Provide administrative oversight of each grant so as to help recipient and mentor stay on budget, timeline, and reporting requirements
• Provide regular status reports to the Steering Council on the progress of grant recipients
• Recommend grants with suitable and practice-oriented outcomes to the Steering Council for consideration and presentation at the Research Summit, Annual Educational Conference, and/or other NANN educational venues

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting.
• Should have research experience, specifically the writing, reviewing, and administration of grants.
• Applicants who are DNP or PhD prepared will be given preference.

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a two-year term, with an option to serve one additional two-year term

Time Commitment
• Total commitment of 4 hours in late winter/early spring to review and select small grant applicants

Special Interest Group Facilitators

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provides NANN members with opportunities to connect, network, and share best practices. These groups are led by volunteers who facilitate discussions among members of the group and work collaboratively with other SIG Facilitators and the board liaison to accomplish mutual goals that support the strategic plan of the association.

Open Positions
• Discharge Transition SIG Facilitator
• Management SIG Facilitator
• Staff Nurse SIG Facilitator

Role and Responsibilities
• Stimulate and facilitate discussions for your SIG via the MyNANN member community.
• Write articles for NANN Central or other NANN news vehicles (2 x's/year maximum).
• Attend NANN's annual conference to chair the SIG networking breakfast.
• Participate in teleconferences when needed.
• Submit a report to the board for their mid-year and annual meetings.

Qualifications
• Must be a NANN member in good standing
• Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting.

Term
• Members are appointed to serve a two-year term, with an option to serve one additional two-year term

Time Commitment
• Anticipated time commitment is approximately one hour per month.

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MyNANN

Connect with fellow neonatal nurses and nurse practitioners through NANN's exclusive community forums. Members can discuss protocols, best practices, and the latest in neonatal news with nurses stationed across the continent.

Chapters

NANN's chapters serve more than 2,000 members at the grassroots level. With a presence in over thirty states and opportunities for members in areas such as advocacy, continuing education, and professional development, chapters provide unique opportunities to support the neonatal nurse community.

Special Interest Groups

NANN's special interest groups (SIGs) provide forums that allow members with similar interests and challenges to easily interact with each other and develop extended resource bases.