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We Are the Voice for Neonatal Nurses

NANN is committed to developing and delivering the tools and connections you need to advance your career and evolve the profession.

Today, more than ever before, high-risk neonates have a better chance of thriving because of the advances in medicine and the dedicated care they receive. Neonatal nurses are on the front line, providing around-the-clock care for these most vulnerable patients. The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) stands behind these nurses, supporting and tending to their educational and professionals needs.

NANN is an inclusive, diverse community of registered nursing professionals at all stages of their careers who care for newborn infants born with a variety of health challenges, including prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems. For more than 30 years, NANN has supported its members and advanced the profession by providing opportunities for members to

  • influence care for neonates and their families
  • collaborate with leaders and peers in their field
  • gain knowledge to improve their daily practice.

In 2007, NANN founded the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP), the only national association dedicated solely to neonatal nurse practitioners. Learn more about the benefits of joining NANNP.

Learn more about NANN's history and how the association has helped neonatal nurses since 1984.

Every year we celebrate your achievements and contributions during National Neonatal Nurses' Day.

Considering a career in neonatal nursing? Learn more.


Our Mission and Values


Is the professional voice that shapes neonatal nursing through excellence in practice, education, research, and professional development

Organizational Values

  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Lifelong learning
  • Fiduciary responsibility
  • Collegiality
  • Trust and transparency
  • Excellence in practice
  • Advocacy for quality patient and family care
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Goal Areas

  • Education
  • Research and translation
  • Advocacy
  • Membership engagement