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14th Annual Research Summit

Be a part of NANN’s 14th Annual Research Summit, March 26–28, 2019, in Scottsdale, AZ. Submit a research proposal or evidence-based practice change project you have implemented or are planning to implement and complete by early spring 2019.

Selected individuals will attend the summit to present their research or practice change outcomes and discuss the process and results with other researchers from around the country and the world.

Submit your abstract by Wednesday, November 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm CT.

Have you referred a member to join NANN yet?

NANN’s membership has grown in 2018 thanks in part to our members referring other nurses to join! Have you referred your friends or colleagues yet? If you refer at least five new members, you’ll earn a $100 Amazon gift card.

Learn more about our referral rewards program.

Take advantage of discounts and free articles from Advances in Neonatal Care.

Did you know that NANN members save 30% on continuing nursing education (CNE) through Advances in Neonatal Care? Use code ANC-NANN when purchasing continuing education (CE) activities associated with the journal by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to the CE Connection Nursing Center using your user ID and password.
  2. Visit the Advances in Neonatal Care journal and enter the code ANC-NANN at checkout.
  3. Complete the purchase and enjoy your discounted CNE.

As the most cited neonatal nursing journal, Advances in Neonatal Care is a valuable and credible resource for neonatal nursing practice.

Announcing your new and re-elected NANN Board of Directors and NANNP Council Members

The NANN and NANNP Nominations Committees are pleased to announce the results of this year’s election. The following individuals have been elected to serve on the NANN Board of Directors and NANNP Council for the 2018–2020 term.


Susan Meier, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Affiliate Faculty, Regis University
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrix Medical Group
Denver, CO


Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


Lisa Smotrich, BSN RN CCRN
RN Education Specialist, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL


Staff Nurse Director-at-Large
Thomasine Farrell, BSN RNC-NIC
Clinical III Registered Nurse, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


Council Member
Bobby Bellflower, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Associate Professor and DNP Program Director, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN


Council Member
Sandra Bellini, DNP APRN NNP-BC CNE
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Storrs, CT


Council Member
Barbara Snapp, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC


Council Member
Julie Sundermeier, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Lead Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE


Council Member
Mary Whalen, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Storrs, CT

Call for manuscripts: Special Series—The Science and Evidence Surrounding the Clinical Use of Human Milk in the NICU

Publication Dates: Fall 2019 Advances in Neonatal Care, 2019(5) and 2019(6)

Submission Dates: Immediately through February 2019

The use of human milk in the NICU is increasingly becoming a standard of care, but are there ways we could be enhancing the use of human milk to optimize infant outcomes? Are the current caregiving practices surrounding the use of human milk evidence-based? Do all members of the caregiving team have the information they need to make the best decisions surrounding the use of human milk? This special series will address human milk use to best support high-risk infants. Clinical projects optimizing the use of human milk are welcome as well as manuscripts providing synthesis of evidence including: state of the science papers, systematic or integrative reviews, concept analyses, and reports of research using human milk.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for this special series, please submit the following items for consideration to the guest editor or co-editors by January 1:

  • a working manuscript title
  • authors
  • short synopsis of your planned manuscript (3-4 sentences outlining content)
  • planned submission date (before March 1).

Submission of this information sooner rather than later will help us with planning the series.

Please submit your ideas or comments to
Guest Editor: Dr. Leslie Parker, PhD RN FAAN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-Editors for Advances in Neonatal Care:
Jacqueline McGrath This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Debra Brandon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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