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NANN Footprints: Stories from the NICU


BabyBrody-24Every 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. NICU nurses care for the most fragile patients while acting as a cornerstone for families facing the unknown.  

The strength of NICU patients is reflected in the staff caring for them the most. These stories will be shared regularly and feature tales of compassion, hope, and perseverance found within each neonatal intensive care unit. While care for each patient is temporary, a NICU nurse shapes the lives of families and patients for years to come, just as these experience shape the nurses providing care. We hope Footprints inspires you as neonatal staff, families, or former patients.

NANN Footprints Stories

September 2019The Story of Our NICU Nurse - Paula Piccoli

July 2019Honoring Families, Infants, and Ourselves - Britt Days, BSN, RN

June, 2019NICU Nurses and The Polarizing Emotions of a Twelve Hour Shift - Jacquelyn Wallis, RN BSN RNC-NIC

May, 2019Partnering through Listening - Joyce Maloney, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC

April, 2019Baby Trail...Lives Touched by One Baby - Angel Carter

March, 2019Knowin Owen - Valerie Moniaci DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

February, 2019Remember, Mom’s a NICU Nurse - Jennifer Thomas, RNC-NIC

January, 2019: Hey, Little One - Reena Blackwell, MSN RNC-NIC NE-BC

Calling All Interested NICU Nurse Authors!

Interested in sharing your NICU narrative? 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. NANN members, please e-mail for consideration!

The favorite neonatal narrative will be selected at the end of the year and the winner receives a FREE year-long extension of their NANN membership!