Neonatal Nurses Week—Celebrating You!

Established in 2000 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), members of the neonatal community use this time to honor nurse colleagues and show pride in being a neonatal nurse or neonatal APRN. In 2019, NANN expanded the celebration from one day on September 15, to an entire week during the month of September each year.

Neonatal Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses and APRNs. The contributions of these health care workers to the tiniest patients make a difference that lasts a lifetime for neonates and their families.

2022 Neonatal Nurses Week

Nurses all over the world continue working tirelessly to save the most fragile neonatal lives, work closely with patient families, and advocate for the neonatal nursing profession. Especially during these unprecedented times, we are thrilled to showcase the meaningful and impactful neonatal nursing profession throughout NANN's weeklong celebration, Monday, September 12 through Sunday, September 18, 2022. This year is a special celebration as NANN's 38th Annual Conference takes place during Neonatal Nurses Week! 

How can you celebrate Neonatal Nurses Week?

At NANN's Annual Confererence

Snap a picture of you and your peers at work on the unit or out celebrating Neonatal Nurses Week together!

On Social Media


NANN encourages all nurses to download and share our Neonatal Nurses Week graphic on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use the hashtag #NeonatalNursesWeek.

Future Neonatal Nurses Week Celebration Dates

Neonatal Nurses Week will be celebrated during the following dates over the next several years:

2023: September 11-17

Interested in learning more about how NANN provides neonatal nurses and APRNs with a supportive, engaging, and vibrant professional community and access to unmatched resources? Visit our membership page today!