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NANN Developmental Care Products

NANN recognizes the importance of professional growth in your career. The NANN Developmental Care product suite offers a variety of products to accommodate different learning styles.

The Developmental Care Self-Assessment (Free PDF)

Applicants for the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation may use the Developmental Care Self-Assessment as a means to assess their own level of integration of developmentally supportive caregiving into their routine practices in the NICU. It is recommended that an applicant's assessments fall into the "all the time" category in 80% of the answers for each of the four developmental care practice standards. Practicing at this level of integration will best support successful completion of the Specialist Designation exam.

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation

The Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation offers clinicians with developmental care experience an opportunity to apply and assess their knowledge through the completion of a 100-item test. The test includes both cognitive assessment questions and scenario-based cases. Those passing the test are recognized with a certificate of completion. The intended audience for the specialist designation is all neonatal healthcare professionals, including, but not limited to, nurses and therapists.

The specialist designation is valid for two years from the date of completion.

An 80%+ must be obtained in order to pass the exam.

If 80%+ is not obtained, you must repurchase and retake the Designation exam.

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation Renewal

If your specialist designation is up for renewal you have two options to renew! Retake the online test or submit proof of 20 contact hours of developmental care CNE.

Manual Renewal

Renew your designation by submitting 20 contact hours and paying the manual renewal fee. Once you have submitted payment, please e-mail NANN Education Department at education@nann.org, with documentation of your certificates totaling the 20 contact hours. NOTE: If it has been more than 2 years since obtaining your designation, exam re-take is required. Please contact education@nann.org if you have any questions. 

Exam Renewal

You can purchase the online exam renewal. An 80%+ must be obtained to successfully complete the renewal. If 80%+ is not obtained, you must repurchase and retake the online exam renewal.