Every day in the NICU, neonatal nurses experience challenges, triumphs, heartbreaks, and miracles. NANN Footprints: Stories from the NICU shares the narratives of neonatal nurses and highlights their incredible impact on patients and families. NICU nurses care for the most fragile patients while acting as a cornerstone for families facing the unknown.
The strength of NICU patients is reflected in the staff caring for them the most. These stories will be shared regularly and feature tales of compassion, hope, and perseverance found within each neonatal intensive care unit. While care for each patient is temporary, a NICU nurse shapes the lives of families and patients for years to come, just as these experience shape the nurses providing care. We hope Footprints inspires you as neonatal staff, families, or former patients.
November 2021: Watching You Grow, and Letting You Go: The Joys and Challenges of Primary Nursing, Razieh Alizadeh, BSN RN
October 2021: Beyond the Bedside, Misty Williams, MSN RNC-NIC
September 2021: Letting Go of Daniel, Jacquelyn Wallis, BSN RN RNC-NIC
March 2021: Grace Under Fire (Or Ice), Priscilla Meyers, MSN NNP-BC
January 2021: Inspiration for Innovation, Rebecca Koerner, MS APRN CPNP-PC
December 2020: A Not So Silent Night, Jamie Burt, RN BSN
November 2020: Harold with the Hair, Megan Watts, BSN RNC-NIC
October 2020: Pause to Remember, Julie Medas, MSN APRN-CNS
September 2020: Life, Loss, and Why I Love NICU Nursing, Williette Walker, BSN RN CBC
August 2020 Bonus: A Heroine NICU Nurse from My Country, Salma Najjar, BSN RN CM CCNE CPHQ
August 2020: Our Every Day is Their Once in a Lifetime, Lily Batchelor, RN BSN NNP-S
July 2020: Committed to Care: Coping with COVID-19, Kailey Rinaldi, MS APRN CPNP-PC
June 2020: Caring for Others While Caring for Yourself, Shannon McPeek, BSN RN
April 2020: Our Feelings are Valid, Too: How Emotional Labor Affects the NICU Nurse, Victoria Lemme, BSN RN
February 2020: The Baby that Brought Us Together: My Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul Story, Jamie Huynh
January 2020: The Striking Difference in Neonatal Care Across the World - Aimee Vaughn, MSN RNC-NIC, MGUH NICU QI and Patient Safety Coordinator, NANN Emerging Leader
December 2019: Guru of Neonatal Nursing - Christine Sturman, MSN RN
November 2019: Namaste - Sally Keller, RN BSN
October 2019: Noah* - Jamie Burt, RN BSN
September 2019: The Story of Our NICU Nurse - Paula Piccoli
July 2019: Honoring Families, Infants, and Ourselves - Britt Days, BSN RN
June 2019: NICU Nurses and The Polarizing Emotions of a Twelve Hour Shift - Jacquelyn Wallis, RN BSN RNC-NIC
May 2019: Partnering through Listening - Joyce Maloney, MSN RN RNC-NIC
April 2019: Baby Trail...Lives Touched by One Baby - Angel Carter
March 2019: Knowin Owen - Valerie Moniaci, DNP APRN NNP-BC
February 2019: Remember, Mom’s a NICU Nurse - Jennifer Thomas, RNC-NIC
January 2019: Hey, Little One - Reena Blackwell, MSN RNC-NIC NE-BC
Calling All Interested NICU Nurse Authors!
Interested in sharing your NICU narrative? A NANN Footprints story should be relevant to neonatal nursing practice, relate a baby’s or family’s experience, and/or describe the professional development of a neonatal nurse. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration!
The favorite neonatal narrative will be selected at the end of the year and the winner receives a FREE year-long extension of their NANN membership!