NANN Association News

Small Grants Program: Apply now!

NANN SmartBrief | Feb 04, 2016

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. The deadline to submit your grant application is Monday, March 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. CST. To request a mentor who can assist you with writing your research based grant, please use this form. If your request is for an EBP grant mentor, please use this request form. If you are selected to receive one of the three small grants, you are required to attend NANN's 32nd Annual Educational Conference, October 26 to 29, 2016, in Palm Springs, CA, to be recognized and receive your grant. You are also required to present your findings at the 2018 NANN Annual Educational Conference. To submit an Evidence-Based Grant application, please download, complete, and return these necessary forms. To submit a Research-Based Grant application, please download, complete, and return these necessary forms.

Wanted: Your perspective on neonatal clinical trials

NANN SmartBrief | Feb 04, 2016

NANN is an active member of the International Neonatal Consortium (INC), which was launched in 2015 to facilitate the development of innovative therapies for neonates. Wakako Eklund, NANN's liaison to INC, will be presenting at an INC meeting at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March on the role of nursing in clinical trials. You are invited to contribute your perspective on neonatal clinical trials in a 5-minute survey. Don't miss this chance to make your voice heard! Please respond by Feb. 15, 2016.

20 membership scholarships to be offered to newly graduating NNPs

NANN SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2016

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 Feb. 15, 2016. This program was made possible through the generosity of Abbott Nutrition.

The Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Guideline for Practice, 3rd edition is now available

NANN SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2016

Authors: Mary Mason Wyckoff, PhD, NNP-BC, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FAANP. Elizabeth Li Sharpe, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, VA-BC. List price: $50. Member price: $35. With growing use of peripherally inserted central catheters, this 3rd edition of this highly referenced guideline is intended to inform clinical practice, reflecting the latest information on practice, education and techniques. This updated edition includes essential information for anyone providing care for an infant with a PICC, including complications prevention, detection and management and evolving technology. This publication describes practices currently accepted and documented by neonatal care experts and is intended to provide a foundation for specific nursing protocols, policies, and procedures developed by individual institutions. New in this 3rd edition are evidence-based graded practice recommendations and new color illustrations. Purchase now!

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