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Now Seeking NANN Volunteers

Sign up to volunteer with NANN through our Call for Volunteers! We offer a variety of ways to share your time and talents in big or small ways—whatever fits into your life. Help NANN make a difference for neonatal nurses, patients, and their families by applying for a volunteer position. NANN will accept applications on MyNANN until May 31. View the open positions and apply today!

COVID-19 Resources

NANN is committed to keeping you informed about the coronavirus pandemic. Visit our coronavirus disease (COVID-19) page for the most current information related to the pandemic, the latest resources for neonatal nurses, and the ways NANN is supporting the healthcare community. The latest additions to the page include NANN's newly released COVID-19 webinar as well as the National Perinatal Association and NANN's coronavirus joint position statement and infographic. NANN will continue to provide updated resources on the webpage as we all learn more about COVID-19.

2020 Is a Year to Celebrate YOU!

Who would have guessed this is how the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife would turn out? Regardless of the many challenges our profession is facing, we're so excited to have this opportunity to raise awareness of the amazing work all nurses do throughout the world. Let the world know you're celebrating - download NANN's Year of the Nurse collateral and take time to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of you and your peers!

NANN Footprints from the NICU: A Look at the Emotional Labor of NICU Nurses

In the latest Footprints article, Our Feelings Are Valid, Too: How Emotional Labor Affects the NICU Nurse, author Victoria Lemme shares her perspective on why nurses don't always have to put on a brave face. As a NICU nurse, Victoria experiences many joyful moments but also faces her fair share of sadness. Her Footprints article sheds light on why it's OK to feel emotional while working in the NICU. Read Victoria's story.

Apply Today: Second Call for Nominations

NANN has extended the application period to submit a nomination for an open board position. Please take this opportunity to self-nominate or nominate a colleague. We would especially like to encourage staff nurses to apply for the staff nurse director-at-large position. The Second Call for Nominations closes Monday, June 1. Visit MyNANN to view the list of open positions for the 2020 election and to submit an application.

Enroll in NANN's Mentor Program

Using mentor-match technology, NANN's Mentor Program provides members with the opportunity to continuously nurture their professional development. The online program pairs protégés and mentors that share similar interests in mentorship topics, communication styles, and career stages. To get started, log in to MyNANN and follow the four steps on the Mentor Program page.

NANN challenges you to a dance-off!

Here's a great way to spread some positivity and laughter: show off your dances moves in a TikTok video! We invite you to participate in NANN's TikTok Challenge. Gather your NICU coworkers; make your own TikTok dance video; and tag NANN on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The deadline to submit a video is Monday, June 8. The most popular TikTok entry participants will receive some NANN merch! 

Thank you to the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses, a NANN chapter, for sharing their video and inspiring this challenge! 

Listen to the Latest NANNcast Episodes

Each month, NANN's official podcast introduces listeners to some of the hottest topics in neonatology. Guests from throughout the neonatal field join host Jill Beck to share their expertise with listeners from around the world.

Stream the latest NANNcast episode anywhere you listen to podcasts and subscribe on Apple Podcasts to receive notifications when new episodes are released. Our latest episode, Parental Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19, is available now on all podcast streaming platforms.

Check Out NANN's NICU Knowledge Share Series

NANN is thrilled to present our newest video series focused on neonatal nursing professional development for early- and mid-career nurses. Featuring NANN members in all neonatal nursing roles, the series discusses topics and tips on everything from navigating your first year in the NICU, to bullying, communication, planning for your professional development, and more. View the latest videos and keep an eye out for more videos to come!

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