Association News

Wanted: Your Perspective on Neonatal Clinical Trials

NANN is an active member of the International Neonatal Consortium (INC), which was launched in 2015 to facilitate the development of innovative therapies for neonates. Wakako Eklund, DNP NNP-BC, NANN’s liaison to INC, will be presenting at an INC meeting at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March on the role of nursing in clinical trials. You are invited to contribute your perspective on neonatal clinical trials in a 5-minute survey. Don’t miss this chance to make your voice heard! Please respond by February 15, 2016.

Small Grants Program: Apply Now!

The Small Grants Mentee/Mentor Program is now accepting applications from all NANN members with an interest in furthering their research by initiating their own research study or evidence-based practice (EBP) project. The program provides an avenue for connecting those with little or no research background with experienced researchers to enhance their skills and promote the success of the research study or EBP project. The deadline to submit your grant application is Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 11:59 pm CST.

To request a mentor who can assist you with writing your research based grant, please use this form. If your request is for an EBP grant mentor, please use this request form.

If you are selected to receive one of the three small grants, you are required to attend NANN’s 32nd Annual Educational Conference, October 26–29, 2016, in Palm Springs, CA, to be recognized and receive your grant. You are also required to present your findings at the 2018 NANN Annual Educational Conference.

To submit an Evidence-Based Grant application, please download, complete, and return these necessary forms.

To submit a Research-Based Grant application, please download, complete, and return these necessary forms.

2016 NANN and NANNP Awards Nominations Open

It couldn’t be easier to recognize your neonatal nursing peers with NANN’s Awards Program. Nominate your colleagues so NANN can celebrate their contributions to neonatal nursing at the 2016 Annual Educational Conference.

NANN offers the following awards:

  • Robyn Main Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
  • Navigator Award
  • Leadership Award
  • NNP Excellence Award
  • Chapter of the Year Award
  • Individual Chapter Project awards for advocacy, communications, community service, educational offerings, fundraising efforts, and membership recruitment and retention

Learn more about NANN’s awards program and access the online nomination form for each award. Nominations are due May 1.

Brighter Tomorrows Story Contest Now Open

Enter the Brighter Tomorrows Story Contest for a chance to win complimentary registration to NANN’s 32nd Annual Educational Conference in Palm Springs, CA, October 26–29, 2016. Stories should be relevant to neonatal nursing practice and either relate a baby’s or a family’s progress or describe the professional development of a neonatal nurse. The maximum length for stories is 500 words (stories that exceed the maximum length will not be considered). Photos may accompany stories if the appropriate permission has been granted and a signed release form is submitted with the entry. To print a release form or read stories submitted in previous years, please visit the NANN website. To enter, please send your story and release form via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All entries must be received by Monday, April 25, 2016.

Please note: By submitting a story, you give NANN permission to reproduce it in the association’s print and electronic media. The winning entry will be chosen in May 2016, and its author will be notified immediately thereafter. The winning story will be printed in NANN Central and posted on the NANN website.

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