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NANN Connections

Virtual events for the neonatal nursing community

Throughout the year, NANN will be hosting different events to help you focus on self-care while connecting, networking, and growing with your fellow nurses from all over the world. These virtual events are free to all neonatal nurses and APRNs, including those who aren't NANN members. Watch recordings from our past NANN Connections and make plans to join us for upcoming events! 

Thursday, August 12th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm CDT: Dealing with Loss

Dr. Christine "Chris" Fortney is an assistant professor in the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children, and Youth at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. As a nurse scientist, Dr. Fortney has built a program of research based on the study of the experiences of critically-ill infants in the NICU and their families. She has highlighted challenges to the identification and management of symptoms in critically-ill infants in the NICU, developed a framework to evaluate the quality of neonatal death, and published the first manuscript to illuminate parent-reported symptom data in this population. Dr. Fortney has also had an ongoing interest in nurse distress, as well as grief and loss in the NICU. Her presentation will focus on dealing with grief and loss in the NICU and beyond; recognizing compassion fatigue, and taking steps toward developing resiliency.

Register for NANN Connections: Dealing With Loss

Thursday, June 3rd from 6:00 - 7:00 pm CDT: Bullying in the NICU 

NANN Connections is back with its third event, Bullying in the NICU. This session will address bullying in the NICU work setting with a conversation circle led by the Membership Committee. The group will engage with attendees by leading a discussion on bullying and what we can do to minimize it.>The event will take place Thursday, June 3, from 6 – 7 pm CDT. Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend for free!  Claim your spot for the upcoming NANN Connections event by registering today! To allow enough time for the discussion, this NANN Connections will not have an exercise component, but look for a workout to be back on the schedule at our August NANN Connections.

Thursday, April 8th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm CDT: Compassion Fatigue 

This virtual event focused on the cost of caring for neonatal nurses and included a Pilates workout and a presentation from NANN Past President Pamela Spivey on the important topic of compassion fatigue.

Thursday, February 4th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm CDT: Caring for the Caregiver 

This session focused on self-care for neonatal nurses and included an instructor-led barre workout, stretches and mediation from a physical therapist, and group discussions on the best ways to make self-care a priority.