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Highlights from Our First Neonatal Nurses Week

Last week neonatal nurses from all over the world celebrated their profession along with NANN! Throughout the week we celebrated on social, walked down memory lane, shared special conference discounts, and enjoyed the new NANN video that celebrates the neonatal nursing profession. To each of you, we hope you felt honored and valued for the amazing, life-changing work you do every day. Thank you and once more, happy Neonatal Nurses Week!

Submit Your Abstract for the 2020 Annual Conference

We’re only two weeks away from NANN’s 2019 Annual Conference in Savannah, GA, but it’s never too early to look ahead to next year! The NANN Annual Conference Committee’s call for abstracts is now open and we invite you to submit an abstract for the 2020 Annual Conference taking place in New Orleans, LA. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2020.

The NANN Annual Conference Committee has identified the need to cover a wide range of topics that appeal to both the novice and expert neonatal nurse. Because we strive to better meet the educational needs of the conference attendees, we have provided a list of topics and areas of interest to make the application selection process less cumbersome and more diverse.

Learn more and submit your abstract today!

15th Annual Research Summit

Be a part of NANN’s 15th Annual Research Summit, March 24–26, 2020, in Scottsdale, AZ! Submit a research proposal or evidence-based practice change project you have implemented or are planning to implement and complete by late fall of 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 Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11:59 pm CT.

Your New NANN Board of Directors and NANNP Council Members

The NANN and NANNP Nominations Committees are pleased to announce the results of the year’s NANN and NANNP elections. Congratulations to the following individuals who have been elected to serve on the NANN Board of Directors and NANNP Council for the 2019-2021 term.

NANN Board of Directors

President Elect

2019- 2023 (1 year as president elect, 2 years as president, 1 year as immediate past president)

Gail Bagwell, DNP APRN CNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist—Perinatal Outreach
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH


Director at Large

Rachael Zastrow, NNP-BC APNP CPNP-PC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


Director at Large

Linda Merritt, PhD RNC-NIC CNE
Assistant Professor
Texas Woman’s University Dallas, TX


Staff Nurse Director-at-Large

Reena Blackwell, MSN RNC-NIC NE-BC
Assistant Nurse Manager/Educator
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO


NANNP Council

Chair Elect (2019-2022; 1 year as chair elect, 2 years as chair)

Bobby Bellflower
Director, DNP Practice Program
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing
Memphis, TN


Member at Large (2019-2021)

Taryn Edwards, MSN CRNP NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


Kristin Howard, DNP APRN NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Denver, CO


Refer 5 NANN Members for a $100 Reward


We appreciate your commitment to strengthen the neonatal nursing profession by growing the professional association. As a token of our appreciation, NANN offers members a $100 Amazon gift card for every 5 new members they refer who join the organization. Encouraging colleagues to join is easy through NANN's member recruitment toolkit, packed with posters, downloadable flyers, and a PowerPoint presentation. Refer neonatal nurses and advanced practice registered nurses through our member referral form after logging into your NANN account. Referring new members has never been easier or more beneficial!

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