Research Update

NANN research drives the practice of neonatal nursing. For this reason, NANN strives to provide avenues for members to become more active in accessing, understanding, conducting, and advancing research and evidence-based neonatal care.

2020 NANN Small Grant Award Winners

The Small Grants Program accepts applications from NANN members interested in developing their research skills and initiating their own research study or evidence-based practice (EBP)/quality improvement (QI) project. The purpose of the NANN research and EBP/QI proposal grant program is to build the research study and EBP/QI project capacity of neonatal nurses. Through a productive mentor-mentee relationship, this award supports neonatal nurses who have not been previously engaged in writing research or EBP/QI proposals or who have not been successful in obtaining previous funding to begin a research or EBP/QI project in an area of interest. To learn more about the Small Grants program, visit the Small Grant page on NANN's website!

This year, NANN received several strong submissions, and we are proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the NANN Small Grants:

Nesibe S. Kutahyalioglu, MSN RN
George Mason University
Project: Neonatal Nurses' Practices about Family-Centered Care and Implementation Barriers

Alyssa Weiss, NNP-BC MSN
University of Arizona
Project: Failure to Rescue in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Grounded Theory Study

Research Surveys

Emotional Intelligence and Moral Distress in NICU Nurses

Research indicates moderate amounts of moral distress among NICU nurses, which can lead to nurse stress, anxiety, burnout, attrition from the profession, and patient avoidance behaviors, which negatively affect patient and family outcomes. Emotional intelligence has been shown to temper the degree of moral distress, thus improving the negative effects listed above.

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Neonatal Nurses' Practices About Family-Centered Care and Implementation Barriers

Family-Centered Care (FCC) is considered to be the gold standard of NICU patient care; however, barriers to FCC occur in its implementation. This research addresses a crucial gap in knowledge towards understanding how organizational and nursing factors may be associated with FCC practices in the unique NICU environment.

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Skin Care Practices in Extremely Premature Infants: A Survey of National and International Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Units

This survey focuses on skin care practices in extremely premature babies across tertiary neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in different regions of the world. This is the first global survey of this nature. This survey is important for looking at how different NICUs in different regions of the world manage skin care in premature babies and will guide doctors and nurses around the world on various practices on skin care management.

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Interested in Submitting a Research Survey?

Would you like to distribute your survey to thousands of neonatal nursing professionals via NANN E-News? Seek approval for publication by reviewing our instructions and completing the application form.

Disclaimer: NANN is not an active sponsor of or participant in approved research surveys. NANN does not collect or monitor survey data related to approved research surveys. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to collect the data for their survey. In addition, NANN is unable to share member contact information with researchers.

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