NANN's committees shape the various pillars of the association: education, research and translation, advocacy, and member engagement. Committee membership allows neonatal nurses and APRNs to share their time and talents in ways that suit their schedule and passions.
Annual Conference Committee
The ACC represents NANN values and members’ needs in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the education portion of the annual educational conference.
Education Strategic Coordinating Committee
The ESCC represents NANN values and members’ needs in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the educational offerings and products provided by the organization.
Health Policy and Advocacy Committee
Advocacy is one of four major goal areas of the association. The committee's purpose is to:
- Identify legislative and regulatory issues that impact the NANN membership.
- Influence neonatal nursing practice regulation and policy.
- Increase opportunities to work in coalition with other healthcare related groups that impact neonatal practice.
The Membership Committee helps cultivate and maintain a vibrant and growing membership that includes a strong balance of early, mid, and later-career neonatal nurses, and supports NANN in the recruitment, retention, and satisfaction of members.
The Nominations Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the annual Board of Directors election cycle.
NANNP Nominations Committee
The NANNP Nominations Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the annual NANNP Council election cycle.
NNP Awards Committee
The NNP Awards Committee is charged with reviewing nominations and selecting the best candidates for the awards. The committee shall be guided, but not bound, by the nominations submitted. Although the committee shall be free not to bestow an award in a given year if an appropriate candidate is not identified, it is desirable that the award be conferred annually.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee aims to provide neonatal nurses opportunities for mentoring and professional development in a variety of clinical and professional practice areas, as well as career development and the potential for leadership within NANN. Offering guidance as members launch and navigate their careers helps develop a lasting foundation for excellent patient care and nurse leadership and is vital to the continued advancement of the field.
The Research Committee supports neonatal nursing research and the overall strategic direction established by the Research Institute, thereby promoting the dissemination and utilization of neonatal research findings for the improvement of neonatal care. Furthermore, it promotes research through education and awareness of the research process, along with the establishment of a research teaching and mentoring program.
Small Grants Committee
The Small Grants Committee of the Research Institute Steering Council oversees the application process, reviews submissions, and supports the work of the recipients and mentors as needed to ensure optimal outcomes, adherence to timelines, reporting, and overall success of each grant.