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NANN is the longest established professional voice that supports the professional needs of neonatal nurses throughout their careers through excellence in practice, education, research and professional development. NANN is your neonatal connection to the strongest and most vibrant community of neonatal nurses.

NANN On the Zika Virus

Learn about how neonatal nurses can prepare for this global virus and stay up-to-date with key updates and information.

Small Grants Program: Apply before Deadline March 1st

The Small Grants Mentee/Mentor Program is now accepting applications from all NANN members with an interest in furthering their research by initiating their own research study or evidence-based practice (EBP) project. The program provides an avenue for connecting those with little or no research background with experienced researchers to enhance their skills and promote the success of the research study or EBP project. Submit your grant application before the deadline on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 11:59 pm CT.


20 Membership Scholarships to be offered to Newly Graduating NNPs

NANN and NANNP are pleased to announce a Membership Scholarship Program for newly graduated neonatal nurse practitioners. The scholarships will provide one year complimentary NANN/NANNP membership to 20 new or newly graduating NNPs.  (Scholarship recipients must be graduates of an NNP program in 2015 or plan to graduate by May of 2016.)

Students may apply for the scholarship here. The deadline to submit an application is February 15, 2016.

This program was made possible through the generosity of Abbott Nutrition.

NANN’s lastest CNENow! modules “The Management of Human Milk in the NICU” and “Improving Outcomes with Colostrum Human Milk—Evidence Guide to Practice” are now available.

Both modules are supported by NeoMed

Newly released resource for PICCs; the Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Guideline for Practice, 3rd edition is now available!

Complete your 2015 Conference Evaluations Here!

NANNP's New Professional and Recruitment Videos Available!

NANNP's Recruitment and Retention Task Force identified ways to address the current and future shortage of NNPs. The task force, co-led by Tracy Wasserburger and Roxanne Stahl, created two engaging videos that portray the excitement and rewards of a career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and also raise the profile of the NNP role among other healthcare providers. We unveiled the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Video on October 23rd at NANN's Annual Conference Opening General Session and now we're thrilled to share both videos with you:

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Professional Video
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Video

Help us put these great new tools to use! In order for this effort to have maximum impact in the NNP profession, we need your help! Please take a moment to view these videos and share them within your social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

New Pediatrics Supplement and NRP 7th Edition Available!

Don't miss a special Pediatrics supplement that contains the 2015 AHA/AAP Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate. Find it here.

The NRP 7th Edition will be available in spring 2016. In the interim, the NRP Steering Committee has prepared a summary of changes (in English and Spanish) for easy reference. Please find the summary here and share it with your colleagues and course participants.

To ensure you receive the most up-to-date NRP information, we encourage you to become a friend of NRP on Facebook.

To view the full AHA Guidelines publication, please visit eccguidelines.heart.org/.

2015 NANNP Business Meeting

Click here to view the October NANNP Business Meeting from the 31st Annual Educational Conference.

ENFit Enteral Devices–What You Should Know

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published an update on enteral feeding device connectors that conform to the new ISO standard, yet have raised concern about possible dosing errors. Click here to read more about the connectors and learn what NANN advises.

AAP 2014 RSV Guidelines

August 12, 2014
A Letter to NANN Membership addressing the AAP's 2014 RSV Guidelines, from NANN President, Cheryl Carlson, PhD APRN NNP-BC

In March 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID) solicited feedback on revisions to the guidelines on RSV prophylaxis. NANN and NANNP outlined and expressed significant concerns regarding the impact of the proposed guideline changes, which further limited RSV immunoprophylaxis eligibility. Read the full letter.

Update: As of September 2014, NANN has received a response from the American Academy of Pedtrics leadership. AAP has issued a correction to the initial RSV Guidelines.

AAP Response to NANN regarding RSV Guideline
AAP Response with issued correction

NICU Drug Shortages

Drug shortages are affecting NICUs throughout the country. For more information:

NICU Drug Shortages Frequently Asked Questions
FDA Current Drug Shortages Index
Subscribe to E-mail Updates About Drug Shortages

The Small Grants Mentee/Mentor Program is now accepting applications from all NANN members with an interest in furthering their research by initiating their own research study or evidence-based practice (EBP) project. The program provides an avenue for connecting those with little or no research background with experienced researchers to enhance their skills and promote the success of the research study or EBP project. Submit your grant application before the deadline on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 11:59 pm CST.


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