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New Leadership on the Board of Directors and NANNP Council

Following the annual conference in September, new leaders stepped into important roles on the Board of Directors and NANNP Council. Learn more about Our Leadership and get to know the neonatal nurses and APRNs leading the good work of your association.

Download NANN and NANNP’s New Position Statements

Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU

As the professional voice of neonatal nurses, NANN recommends that all clinicians serving babies and families in crisis embrace and operationalize a trauma-informed approach to care in the NICU and beyond. Learn the attributes of and recommendations for a trauma-informed practice. Download today.

The Impact of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Shift Length and Fatigue on Patient Safety

NANNP recognizes that fatigue, sleep deprivation, and the extended shift lengths or hours neonatal nurse practitioners often work present potential safety risks for patients, providers, and employers. Based on a review of current evidence, recommendations from governing bodies, and the NANNP workforce surveys, recommendations were formulated for the NNP regarding education, fatigue management, and systems management. Download today.

The State of Neonatal APRN Role and Action for the Future

Presents the current state of Neonatal APRN practice, existing threats, and remaining barriers for both the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) and Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (NCNS). While the Neonatal APRN continues to face challenges, this document shares strategies to address workforce shortages, retention, job satisfaction, and strategic solutions to ensure the Neonatal APRN role remains front and center, caring for our most vulnerable patients. Download today.

New NANN Member Benefits and Pricing

You may have noticed something a bit different if you’ve logged into your NANN account since November 1. On that day, all members received a notable increase in the benefits they receive from NANN. All members now receive 20 hours of free CE and the following free digital products:

To find CE products free to members only, log into iLearn and search the catalog for “free member CE” or filter for “free member CE”. Pricing will be listed as $0.

This increase in benefits coincides with a small rise in membership dues, NANN’s first in 6 years. With these additional benefits, the value of your membership is now approximately 5 times the cost of membership. The more you tap into your member benefits, the more valuable it is!

Recruit a Group of New NANN Members

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 rewards!

Apply to be a 2023 Conference Abstract Reviewer

If you're interested in sharing your time and talents with NANN, but your schedule is packed, we have a bite-sized opportunity for you! Total workload for conference abstract reviewers is only 8-10 hours, split between two review sessions during winter and spring 2023. Apply on MyNANN by December 31!

NANN Supports Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act

NANN signed on to a letter along with 56 other members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) thanking U.S House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs for introducing the Improving Care and Access to Nurses (I CAN) Act (H.R. 8812ICAN Act). The letter explains that “The ICAN Act would remove outdated barriers in the Medicare and Medicaid programs that currently prevent APRNs from practicing to the full extent of their education and clinical training”. NANN supports the passing of the ICAN Act. Read the full letter.

Stream the Latest Episode of NANNcast

NANNcast, hosted by Jill Beck, releases monthly episodes on trending topics in neonatal nursing. To date, NANNcast has been downloaded over 90K times by listeners from all over the world. In the latest episode, Jill and her guest Chelsea Lee, International Clinical Education Manager at Sentec, discuss the advantages of transcutaneous CO2 monitoring. Stream this episode and previous ones wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Build your profile on MyNANN!

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 photo 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!

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