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Neonatal Nurses Week is coming!

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This year NANN is expanding Neonatal Nurses Day to an entire week, September 9–15! Celebrate the week as a unit by ordering NANN apparel in advance. Visit and place your order for a variety of new NANN apparel pieces!

Neonatal Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses and the NANN community. Share your neonatal experiences throughout Neonatal Nurses Week and every week on NANN's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. We look forward to hearing from and celebrating you!

Accepting Applications for NANN's 2019-2020 Emerging Leader Fellowship


NANN is pleased to partner with Synova Associates to provide the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program. The ELF program is a nine-month program for NANN members who wish to grow as leaders through NANN, their workplace, or a local organization. The program encourages you to develop your leadership skills and give back to the profession through volunteering.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 15, 2019. Learn more and apply!

Delegation to the Kingdom of Morocco

Have you heard the news? NANN is taking another delegation, this time to the Kingdom of Morocco! The NANN Delegation will convene in Rabat, Morocco on March 29 and conclude in Marrakech, Morocco on April 4, 2020.
To apply to join us on this rare journey, please apply todayThe application deadline is Monday, September 9, 2019.

Membership Has Its Benefits: The Role of Professional Organizations in Cultivating Leadership Skills

Joan Rikli

In this webinar, NANN President Joan Rikli presents the benefits of professional membership and how belonging to NANN can serve as an asset to your professional growth. Learn about the many resources that NANN offers its members and opportunities to volunteer where your leadership skills can be honed and applied. You’ll also hear about Joan’s own experience in growing in leadership to become the current president of NANN. Maximize your NANN membership investment by tuning in today!

2019 NANN Award Winners

Each year, NANN recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals practicing in neonatal nursing. NANN is excited to announce this year’s group of award winners:

  • Lifetime Achievement - Terry Johnson, APN NNP-BC MN CLEC
  • Lifetime Achievement - Mary Ellen Honeyfield, DNP RN NNP-BC
  • Distinguished Service - Ksenia Zukowsky, PhD CRNP NNP-BC
  • Navigator - Kelly Gilhousen, MSN RNC-NIC RN-BC
  • Leadership Award - Jennifer Hart MSN, RNC-NIC CBC NEA-BC
  • Robyn Main - Barbara O'Rourke, RN 
  • Chapter of Year Medium - Arkansas Chapter
  • Chapter of the Year Large - Delaware Valley Chapter 
  • NNP Excellence - Susan Dell Almarode, DNP APRN NNP-BC
  • NNP Rising Star - Priscilla Meyers, MSN APRN NNP-BC
  • 2019 Advances in Neonatal Care Article of the Year - Samantha Alessi, MSN RNC-NIC CLC AACNS-N

Thank you to everyone that applied or submitted a nomination for an award!

Refer 5 NANN members for a $100 reward!

Member Referrals

We appreciate your commitment to strengthen the neonatal nursing profession by growing the professional association. As a token of our appreciation, NANN is offering a $100 Amazon gift card for every 5 new members you refer who join the organization. Encouraging colleagues to join is easy through NANN's member recruitment toolkit, which is packed with posters, downloadable flyers, and a PowerPoint presentation on the value of membership. Refer neonatal nurses and advance practice registered nurses through our member referral form after logging into your NANN account! Referring new members has never been easier or more beneficial!

NANN Footprints: Stories from the NICU

NICU Nurses and The Polarizing Emotions of a Twelve Hour Shift
June 2019
Jacquelyn Wallis, RN BSN RNC-NIC

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There is something about a new life that offers hope and a fresh start that allows us to find strength we never knew we had for each and every one of twelve hours we work...Read more

Honoring Families, Infants, and Ourselves
July 2019
Britt Days, BSN, RN

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The team that cares for you struggles because your parents’ beliefs do not match the beliefs that they grew up with. Many would not make the same decisions as your parents. However, they see the love your parents have for you and they follow through with your parents’ wishes...Read More

Join the Conversation


Do you have an on-the-job question or are you interested to discover how practice you in your unit compares to others? The MyNANN community platform gives you and your fellow members a platform to discuss protocols, best practices, and latest news in the field. Log into MyNANN participate and then reference some of our recent and popular discussion threads:

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