As the professional voice of neonatal nurses, NANN recommends in our recent position statement that women abstain from marijuana consumption during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The position statement lists 14 recommendations for providers for addressing maternal marijuana use and the potential negative impact on neonates and infants. The accompanying infographic aims to facilitate easy sharing of recommendations and safety information on the use of marijuana by expecting and lactating mothers within the neonatal nursing population.
We are delighted to welcome the Stateline Chapter (SLANN) to NANN! This new chapter serves NANN members in Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan, and Northern Indiana. The new chapter is ready to welcome new members in surrounding areas—add a SLANN membership to your national membership today!
The Central Florida Association of Neonatal Nurses (CFANN) has decided to voluntarily close the chapter due to difficulties in finding new leadership. Although the chapter will no longer be active, CFANN members interested in staying involved with chapters are encouraged to join the West Coast Florida chapter (WECANN). More details on the chapter and their activities can be found on WECANN's website.
NANN's Footprint articles give neonatal nurses a platform to share personal narratives about the work they do each day. Check out NANN's latest Footprint features:
Life, Loss, and Why I Love NICU Nursing: Williette Walker, BSN RN CBC, started her career as a pediatric nurse but was drawn to the NICU. Willie shares her story with NANN readers on how she found her way into neonatal nursing and why she loves the profession.
Pause to Remember: As neonatal nurses care for infants in critical care, there are some neonates that aren't strong enough to make it. Julie Medas, MSN APRN-CNS, writes about the first baby that passed away under her watch and how it inspired her to find ways to help others with the grieving process.
Visit NANN's Career Center to find a new position and attain your career goals. Browse hundreds of open positions throughout the country for all levels of neonatal nursing and advanced practice careers. Create a profile or post your CV and let employers find you. You can also set up job alerts to be notified when a position matches your exact requirements. NANN members can even use the Career Center to recruit for their units. Start your search today!
Throughout the month of November, Once Upon A Preemie Academy is hosting virtual training sessions focused on delivering health and racial equity educational programs for perinatal and neonatal health care professionals. This free program includes one hour live educational sessions with discussions based on case studies, parent and health care professional testimonials, and opportunities for Q&A. There is only one session remaining for this course, occuring on November 30th, which will focus on Black parents as partners in preemie care. Find more details and reserve your spot now!
Show your NANN pride with our branded merchandise! In these coronavirus times, make sure to also promote safe practices while sporting NANN's branded knit face masks and "Wash, Distance, Wear a Mask" shirts. It's also not too late to celebrate the Year of the Nurse by wearing some special NANN apparel! Choose from our Year of the Nurse sweatshirts and beanies and show the world that you're proud to be a nurse in 2020. Many different styles and designs are available—visit the NANN merch store today.
NANNcast connects listeners to the hottest topics in neonatology and with some of the brightest in the field, with the hope of creating better outcomes for patients and families. Dedicated to advancing the field of neonatal nursing, NANNcast will be introducing a miniseries in December 2020 that focuses specifically on highlighting and advancing nursing research. Stream all episodes, including the most recent episode on Eat, Sleep, Console, wherever you listen to podcasts and don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcast so you are the first to know when new episodes—like the miniseries—are released.
As 2020 comes to a close, make sure you take time to celebrate the remainder of the Year of the Nurse! Visit our Year of the Nurse page for digital collateral to use to celebrate the accomplishments you've made as a nurse and to also recognize the outstanding nurses around you. How is your unit celebrating? Share your photos with us on social media and inspire other units to celebrate accordingly!