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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.

2020 Neonatal Nurses Week: The Year of the Nurse

It may be the Year of the Nurse, but who would have thought a global pandemic would be part of the party plan? Not us, that's for sure! Nurses all over the world are 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 14 through Sunday, September 20, 2020.

How can you celebrate Neonatal Nurses Week?

Celebrate Your Peers with a Simple Video

As part of this year's celebration, we're collecting and showcasing videos that celebrate neonatal nurses and APRNs! Our video collection platform provides a quick and easy recording experience that can be done on any device. View our Neonatal Nurses Week Celebration Gallery to see videos submitted by your peers and to add your own 60-second video to our gallery of gratitude!

In Your NICU

Help raise awareness of your special week! Download the 2020 Neonatal Nurses Week Poster to share in your NICU to celebrate Neonatal Nurses Week.  

Download the official Neonatal Nurses Week poster 

On Social Media

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

Download our 2020 Neonatal Nurses Week graphics

Congrats to our 2020 social media contest winners: 

NNW Winners for release


Celebrate with Memorabilia

Order our commemorative 2020 Neonatal Nurses Week shirt on today! 

Neonatal Nurses Week apparel now available!  

Future Neonatal Nurses Week Celebration Dates

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

2021: September 13-19

2022: September 12-18

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!