NANN is developing a delegation to visit the UAE, for a high-level, in-depth international exchange. The goal of this delegation is to foster one-on-one dialogue with our UAE nursing counterparts. The NANN Delegation will convene in Abu Dhabi, UAE on January 28, 2023, and conclude in Dubai, UAE on February 3, 2023. The estimated cost per delegate is $3850. This includes all activities, both professional and cultural, as specified in the preliminary schedule of activities, ground transportation, accommodations, most meals, and essentially all other costs associated with participation. The 2023 delegation will be led by NANN President-Elect Rachael Zastrow.
Enrollment deadline is September 29, 2022.
Join NANN's Membership Committee on August 11 at 6pm CST for another free NANN Connections event! NANN Connections: NICU Survival Skills will feature a presentation by Terry Johnson on managing relationships at work. Terry has been a NICU nurse, neonatal nurse practitioner, perinatal grief counselor, industry consultant for nutrition, and healthcare consultant for patient safety and employee-related issues such as communication, work styles, and the stress of caring. She was the keynote speaker at NANN's 2019 conference and is currently the Director of Education and Professional Development at Prolacta Bioscience. NANN Connections events are self-care focused and free to all neonatal nurses and APRNs, including those who aren't NANN members. NANN is grateful to Chiesi USA, Inc. for their generous support of NANN Connections.
Did you know that NANN has a podcast? NANNcast, hosted by Jill Beck, releases monthly episodes on trending topics in neonatal nursing. In the latest episode, Jill is joined by the authors of NANN's medication safety position statement to discuss safe medication practices in the NICU and how nurses can advocate for safer standards and conditions. We're grateful to Sentec's support of NANNcast through November 2022.
Advanced practice registered nurses play a crucial role in the NICU by providing specialized care to critically ill neonates. Check out our new video to learn more about the role of neonatal nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists and how NANNP supports these advanced practice registered nurses.
Every other month, NANN's Health Policy and Advocacy Committee shares updates on key regulations and issues that affect NANN, NANNP, and the populations we serve in the From the Hill to the NICU series. In the July bonus Hill to the NICU article, Julie Williams, DNP CRNP NNP-BC outlines the importance of nurses prioritizing their mental health.
NANN is dedicated to advocating at the local, state, and federal level for optimized care and positive outcomes for neonates and their families, and for the nurses who care for them. 2022 advocacy priorities include:
- Disparities Within Neonatal Care
- COVID-19 Impact on Patients and Nurses
- Mental Health of NICU Families and Nurses
- Nursing Workforce Development, Recruitment, and Mental Health Support of Nurses
- Environmental Justice and Climate Impacts
- Paid Family Leave
- Nutrition and Direct Provision of Human Milk
What's better than welcoming a new member to NANN? Welcoming a GROUP of new members to NANN! Those interested in joining the association who have not been a member in the past 5 years are welcome to join under a group membership. A group of 3-9 new members saves $10 each on their membership fee, and 10 or more new members save $20 each! Find details on our group memberships and how to get a group set up today.
And don't forget: For every five new members you refer to NANN, you receive a $100 Amazon gift card! Don't miss out on this referral benefit.
Use NANN's Member Recruitment Toolkit to help spread the word and maximize your referral benefits!
NANN's online community forum, MyNANN, is the place to be for neonatal nurses and APRNs! You can create new discussion posts, follow along with other threads, connect with fellow members, and so much more. Be sure to upload a profile picture and your bio so other members know who you are! We want you to get the very best experience from using MyNANN, so we've compiled nine key tips for getting the most out of MyNANN. Check out our infographic and head over to MyNANN to start taking full advantage of the platform!