As we plan for future conferences (2022, 2023, and 2024), NANN is assessing the needs and interests of our members so we can provide the most beneficial and diverse conference offerings. Share your thoughts in this 5-minute survey by August 3 so that NANN can meet your specific needs.
NANN Connections virtual events return in August with a presentation on dealing with loss. Dr. Christine Fortney will discuss managing loss and grief in the NICU and beyond. The group also will take part in a brief instructor-guided meditation.
Join us Thursday, August 12, from 6–7 pm CDT. And remember, both members and nonmembers are welcome to attend for free! Claim your spot for the upcoming NANN Connections event by registering today! Be sure to stay on the whole video conference to see which registered attendee wins the $100 SpaFinder gift card.
In our latest position statement, NANN recommends a comprehensive approach to medication safety in the NICU that integrates technology, focused healthcare provider medication safety education, standardized medication processes, and robust medication error reporting and prevention efforts. Download the free Medication Safety in the NICU position statement and companion infographic for use in your unit today.
Your leaders continue to advocate on behalf of neonatal nurses and the patients and families they care for. See the updated NANN Advocacy Agenda developed by the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee to focus these efforts.
Priority issues include:
• Disparities Within Neonatal Care
• COVID-19 Impact on Patients and Nurses
• Mental Health of NICU Families and Nurses
• Nursing Workforce Development
• Paid Family Leave
• Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) continues to be the leading known preventable cause of intellectual disabilities. The range of infants with FASD varies from 0.2/1000 to 9/1000 depending on the community and the technology used for diagnosis.
Neonatal nurses and APRNs can help identify resources to support families of infants with FASD and can educate people about the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. The FASD Respect Act (S.2238 / H.R.4151) would reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program. Read more about the Act and FASD prevention in this month’s issue of From the Hill to the NICU.
NANN continues to work through the COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses campaign to provide current, critical, and credible COVID-19 vaccine information to our nurses working on the frontlines. Check out the resources designed to help you educate patients and members of the communities you serve. NANN also supports the work of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project which works to lead conversation, provide education, raise awareness, and promote the impact of widespread COVID-19 vaccination uptake. Resources include helpful one-pagers to support important conversations around vaccination and health disparities in the context of COVID-19.
NANN’s online community forum, MyNANN, is the place to be for neonatal nurses and APRNs! You can create new discussion posts, follow along with other threads, connect with fellow members, and so much more. We want you to get the very best experience from using MyNANN, so we’ve compiled nine key tips for getting the most out of MyNANN. Check out our infographic and head over to MyNANN to start taking full advantage of the platform!
Take advantage of education on the go with NANNcast! In just 30 minutes, learn about the hottest topics in neonatology from some of the profession's brightest—or be inspired to start your research while streaming NANNcast's special series, Nurse Scientist. The latest episodes cover showcasing your research at NANN's Research Summit and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Stream episodes wherever you get your podcasts and subscribe to NANNcast today so you don’t miss out on upcoming episodes!
What’s better than seeing a new member join NANN? Seeing a GROUP of new members join NANN! Those interested in joining the association who have not been a member in the past 5 years are welcome to join under a group membership. A group of 3-9 new members saves $10 each on their membership fee, and 10 or more new members save $20 each! Find details on our group memberships and how to get a group set up today.
And don’t forget: For every five new members you refer to NANN, you receive a $100 Amazon gift card! Don’t miss out on this referral benefit!
NANN’s Career Center has organizations searching for talented people like you every day. With our easy-to-use tools, you can apply to postings, manage your profile, set up job alerts, and more. You’ll also enjoy access to valuable resources that can help advance your career, such as online learning and resume assistance. Now’s the time to jumpstart your career—visit our Career Center to get started.
We asked our neonatal nursing community on social media, “What new items would you like to see in the NANN Merch store?” Based on your fellow nurses’ feedback, we are excited to offer more new apparel for you! Browse through our latest merchandise additions and plan for cooler late summer nights with a microfleece vest, soft-shell jacket, fleece jacket, or baseball cap.
Wearing your new NANN apparel into work or just around town? Snap a picture, post it on social media, and tag NANN!