Special Interest Groups
Peer-to-peer interaction is one of the most valuable benefits of belonging to a professional association, and NANN's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide forums that allow members with similar interests and challenges to easily interact with each other and develop extended resource bases.
The SIGs are open to all NANN members, and members may participate in as many SIGs as they would like. To join a discussion group for each SIG, log in to MyNANN with your web login and password and click on the "discussion" tab.
SIGs on these topics are offered:
- Advanced Practice: Members with a graduate degree in nursing and a concentration in advanced practice neonatal nursing discuss nursing theory, research, physical and psychosocial assessment, appropriate interventions, case management, and care coordination.
- Education: Members discuss ways to advance neonatal education at all levels, promote personal development, maintain high standards for educational offerings, and advocate for support from the employers of neonatal nurses.
- Discharge Transitioning: Members examine, assess and educate on the systems, processes, and psychosocial impact of transitions from the acute care setting of the neonatal patient/client and his/her family into ambulatory care settings. The group will also investigate and establish best practice recommendations for these transitions for the healthcare practitioners and the home caregivers.
- Management: Members share concerns and expertise related to managing a nursing staff—assessing staffing levels and needs; doing budget planning and cost accounting; carrying out strategic planning; attending to staff morale; and dealing with change.
- NNP Faculty: Members discuss research, curriculum design, implementation of best practices, and evaluation methods.
- Research: Members form research partnerships, identify practice issues needing further research, disseminate information on annual research conferences, promote calls for manuscripts for NANN's own and other professional journals, and provide short feature articles and tips on research-related topics, such as analysis, instrumentation, and methods.
- Staff Nurse: Members discuss hot topics and concerns, compare hospital policies, and share their knowledge and experience.
- Surgical: Members discuss topics within the neonate community to improve the nursing care, management, and treatment of infants requiring surgical intervention.