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Explore Ethical Issues in the NICU at Always-Free NANN Connections

Join NANN's Membership Committee on Thursday, April 14 from 6 -7 pm CDT for NANN Connections: Babies and Bioethics. Dr. Kristen Coggin, a neonatologist and the NICU Medical Director at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, will dive into ethical issues that neonatal nurses and APRNs face in the NICU. NANN Connections events are free for all neonatal nurses and APRNs, not just NANN members, so invite your colleagues for an engaging and informative presentation!

Register for free today!

Shape the Future of Neonatal Nursing

NANN is seeking strong leaders to serve on the NANN Board and NANNP Council. Answer the call to share your expertise and gain new leadership skills with fellow neonatal nurses and APRNs. Explore the open positions and learn more about the requirements to serve on the NANN Board or NANNP Council. Applications close on Thursday, April 14. 

Recognize an Outstanding Nurse with NANN's 2022 Awards

From the bedside to the lab, nurses all over the world have been resilient across their units, community, and profession. Celebrate neonatal nursing excellence by nominating yourself or a peer for a NANN award. Winners receive complimentary 2022 Annual Conference registration, a $500 stipend, $250 honorarium, and a trophy. 

View the list of awards and submit your nomination by Sunday, May 1.

Nominate Your Chapter for a NANN Award

NANN recognizes the exceptional achievements of chapters with the Chapter of the Year Awards. The Chapter of the Year Awards are given to small, mid-sized, and large chapters with the highest cumulative score across all five award categories: membership growth, percentage increase in revenue, educational offerings, member engagement, and community outreach. Chapter award winners receive $750 and a trophy.

Nominate your chapter by Sunday, May 1.

Tune into the Latest NANNcast Episode on RN Staffing

In September 2021, NANN released the RN Staffing in the NICU position statement with evidence-based recommendations for appropriate NICU staffing. Hear the position statement authors, Dr. Lori Armstrong and Karen Kopischke, discuss how they formed the position statement and share how nurses can advocate for safe staffing in their units. 

Listen to NANNcast wherever you get your podcasts!

Recruit a Group of New NANN Members

What’s better than welcoming a new member to NANN? Welcoming a GROUP of new members to 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! Be sure to use the tools in the Member Recruitment Toolkit to help you spread recommendations to NANN.

Make the Most of Your NANN Membership

Take advantage of all the benefits at your fingertips as a member of NANN! Joining a professional nursing association is more than just an extracurricular activity. From free CE to networking opportunities, NANN is your home for the latest in neonatal nursing. Learn how to take advantage of all that NANN has to offer!

Watch NANN's member onboarding video.

Share Your NICU Narrative

Every day in the NICU, neonatal nurses experience challenges, triumphs, heartbreaks, and miracles. NANN Footprints: Stories from the NICU shares the narratives of neonatal nurses and highlights their incredible impact on patients and families. The latest story chronicles a NICU patient's journey through journal entries.

Hone your writing skills and share your NICU narrative with a community of neonatal nurses. A NANN Footprints story should be relevant to neonatal nursing practice, relate a baby’s or family’s experience, and/or describe the professional development of a neonatal nurse. Please e-mail ocardinale@nann.org for consideration!

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