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Learn about compassion fatigue at our next, free NANN Connections event!

Thank you to all who attended our February NANN Connections: Caring for the Caregiver. We learned some great barre workout and stretching techniques to use in our everyday lives!

We are excited to connect with our nursing community again at our next NANN Connections event! Join us Thursday, April 8, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm CDT for an evening focused on self-care. April's event will include an instructor-led Pilates-Yoga workout and a presentation from NANN Past President Pamela Spivey on the vital topic of compassion fatigue.

Because this topic is very relevant to nurses everywhere, we encourage you to invite your peers and colleagues to join you—members and nonmembers are welcome to attend for free. Claim your spot by registering today!

Recognize an Outstanding Nurse or Chapter with NANN's 2021 Awards

Though the pandemic has presented a variety of new challenges, nurses remained resilient through it all. Celebrate the work you and your peers have done in your units, in your communities, and for the profession this past year despite numerous obstacles. Join us in celebrating neonatal excellence by nominating yourself, a peer, or your local chapter for a NANN 2021 Award.

View NANN's 2021 Award offerings and submit your nomination by Friday, April 16.

Answer the Call to Lead

NANN is seeking your leadership on the NANN Board and NANNP Council. Whether you work at the bedside or are a faculty member or advanced practice nurse, your voice and perspective are needed to help shape the profession of neonatal nursing. Log in to MyNANN to explore the open positions and learn more about the requirements to serve on the NANN Board or NANNP Council. Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 12.

Welcome the Missouri Chapter of NANN

We are excited to have the Missouri Chapter of NANN (MONANN) join us as an official NANN chapter! This new chapter serves members throughout the state of Missouri. If you live nearby and are interested in becoming part of this NANN chapter, we encourage you to add a MONANN chapter membership onto your national membership today!

New NANN Webpage: Health and Racial Equity

NANN is dedicated to including Health and Racial Equity as one of the organization's strategic pillars and finds it crucial to keep our neonatal nursing and APRN community updated on the latest information and resources surrounding this important topic. Our new Health and Racial Equity webpage includes free resources for the community to take advantage of in an effort to further our learning on racial disparities. 

More will be added to this page regularly, so visit often for ways to expand your health and racial equity awareness and actions.

Update your Profile to Receive the Most Useful Communications

In an effort to better understand your professional needs as a member, to ensure you receive the most pertinent updates from NANN, and to make the best and most informed decisions on NANN programs, products, and services, we are seeking updated information from our members.

Members can update their information at any time. In addition, when you log in to the NANN website to purchase a product or register for conference, you may be greeted by a short message and an easy-to-use form requesting brief updates to your information. This request will occur every six months to ensure we have the most current information about you in the system. In just a few clicks, you'll be set to receive NANN communications aligned with your nursing role, career stage, and interests.

Update your NANN profile today!

Participate in ANC's Reader Survey

Advances in Neonatal Care (ANC), published on behalf of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, is the leading clinical journal addressing the practice challenges faced every day by neonatal nurses who care for the 40,000-plus low-birth-weight infants in Level II and Level III NICUs each year. ANC promotes evidence-based care and improved outcomes for the tiniest patients and their families.

ANC would like to gain a better understanding of how you read the journal. Complete the 2021 ANC reader survey to share what you like and how ANC can evolve. Your responses will be kept anonymous and aggregated with those of other readers.

The survey will remain open until March 27, 2021. If you include your name and e-mail address at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a raffle to win an Apple iPad Mini. Your contact information will only be used to inform you if you are a winner.

Stay Updated on Relevant COVID-19 Resources

As new discoveries are made surrounding coronavirus and all aspects of life it affects, NANN is here to keep you informed. Make sure to check our COVID-19 webpage to see the latest news and compiled resources that have relevance to neonatal nurses and APRNs like yourself. Information regarding vaccine hesitancy, vaccine considerations for pregnant women, how to cope with the pandemic, and more are featured on the webpage. Browse through our latest page additions to stay up to date.

Stream NANNcast for the Latest on Trending Neonatal Nursing Topics

Start streaming NANNcast wherever you get your podcasts! Episodes are released monthly and cover an array of topics prevalent to those working on behalf of neonates. In just over thirty minutes, listeners can learn about anomalies in neonates, marijuana and breastfeeding, palliative care, and much more! For listeners looking for even more education and inspiration from NANNcast, be sure to listen to our limited series titled Nurse Scientists. This special series, streamed wherever you get your NANNcast episodes, is dedicated to clinical inquiry and encouraging the bedside nurse to start their research journey. Subscribe to NANNcast today so you don't miss out on upcoming episodes that cover topics such as safe sleep and NEC!

NANN's Career Center is Ready to Help You

Although demand for healthcare professionals is high, candidates still need to provide an updated resume that reflects their skillset. Additionally, a well-written cover letter can help you stand out from the competition and put you ahead of the rest when applying for the position you want.

That's where NANN's Career Center comes in. Our job search platform connects you to industry leaders posting the open positions you're looking for. You'll also have access to career resources such as resume assistance, job alerts, online learning, and more. Everyone who signs up on the Career Center receives a free resume review! Discover how a robust Career Center can help you get started.

The Latest NANN Footprints: Stories from the NICU

As neonatal nurses encounter something new each and every day, everyone has their own story to share. NANN Footprints gives the neonatal nursing community a platform to share their experiences and tales of compassion, hope, and perseverance found within their NICU. Take a moment to read our latest Footprints feature: 

Grace Under Fire (Or Ice): This past February, Texas encountered a winter storm that most residents were not prepared for. How does one manage with unexpected snow, icy roads, and no cell phone service to contact co-workers? Priscilla Meyers, our March Footprints author, shares her experience during Texas' winter storm and how strong leadership in her workplace made the unexpected situation run smoother. 

Do you have a story you'd like to share with the NANN community? We want to hear from you! Contact Lindsey Baris for more details.  

NANN Joins Vaccination Project

NANN is proud to partner with the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project, a coalition that seeks to open dialogue, engagement and effective communication to address skepticism around vaccination. See available resources and participate in the Count Me In campaign to share your story for why COVID-19 vaccines are important to you.

Celebrate Your Birthday With NANN

Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Be on the lookout for NANN's birthday message which includes a special discount! Birthday emails are sent out during the month of your birthday — make sure to update your profile to ensure your special month is recorded with NANN. Cheers to celebrating YOU! 

BONUS Free ANC Article

Advances in Neonatal Care has granted free access to an additional article in theiir February issue which focuses on racial equity in health care. The article, Becoming an Antiracist Neonatal Community, provides a summary of health inequities that exist within the perinatal/neonatal population and offers strategies for initiating conversations and improving health equity by challenging bias and increasing diversity. Free access to this article is available to the public for a limited time, so check out the full article today.