NANN Association News


Register now for this year's annual conference!

NANN SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

Attend NANN's 2015 Annual Educational Conference and learn from your peers and leaders in the field of neonatal nursing! This year's meeting includes three general sessions on hospital systems, advocacy for parents and self-care for nurses. Learn about issues directly affecting advances in neonatal care, such as physical assessment, central line insertion, neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal complications and more! Earn up to 23.5 CNE hours and 7.5 pharmacology hours. We can't wait to see you in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 22-Sunday, Oct. 25! Register now.


Did you miss the L.A.C.E. webinar?

NANN SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

NANN/NANNP recently hosted a webinar regarding the new rules on individual NNP practice. A recording of "Grandfathering, Endorsement, and Other New Rules" is now available for viewing. The recorded webinar will cover the new rules and utilize a case-based approach to identify potential impact on individual NNP practice. This webinar is presented by Suzanne Staebler, DNP APRN NNP-BC FAANP, and is free of charge. View recording.


Did you hear?

NANN SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Registration is now open for NANN's 2015 Annual Educational Conference in Dallas, from Thursday, Oct. 22, to Sunday, Oct. 25. This year's conference will allow you to discover new ways to lead, grow as a neonatal nurse, empower your practice and improve patient care. No matter where you are in your career, you can learn from esteemed leaders dedicated to the field of neonatal nursing. Attendees can chose from 26 concurrent sessions, four interprofessional sessions, five paper sessions, and eight special interest group meetings. This is your opportunity to learn the latest in neonatal care and how to implement these ideas when you return home. A total of 23.5 CNE contact hours and 7.5 pharmacology hours are available at this year's conference. Learn more.


APN shift length and fatigue position statement

NANN SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Existing literature supports the concern that fatigue has a negative impact on both recipients and providers of health care. As the professional voice of neonatal nurse practitioners, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, a division of NANN, recognizes that fatigue, sleep deprivation, and the extended shift lengths or hours that NNPs work presents safety risks for providers, employers, and patients. NANNP's new position statement, "The Impact of Advanced Practice Nurses' Shift Length and Fatigue on Patient Safety," covers recommendations for NNPs shift length and hours works and additional risk-reduction strategies. Read now.


New position statement: Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the NICU

NANN SmartBrief | May 14, 2015

The use of human milk and breastfeeding are essential components in providing optimal health for the critically ill newborn. As the professional voice of neonatal nurses, the NANN encourages all neonatal nurses to provide mothers of critically ill newborns with the education, support, and encouragement needed to provide human milk for their infant. Released in mid-April, "The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" position statement covers five recommendations to facilitate human milk consumption for neonates in the NICU and after hospital discharge. Read more.


Next week: L.A.C.E. Webinar

NANN SmartBrief | May 07, 2015

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing delegate assembly recently approved new rules for licensure by endorsement and guidelines to govern grandfathering rules for APRNs. Register for NANN's "Grandfathering, Endorsement, and Other New Rules" webinar to learn the new rules and utilize a case-based approach to identify potential impact on individual NNP practice. This webinar will be presented by Suzanne Staebler, DNP APRN NNP-BC FAANP, and is free. Register now.


Share your story and receive complimentary registration

NANN SmartBrief | May 07, 2015

There are only a few days left to submit your submission to the 2015 Brighter Tomorrows Story contest. Submissions should be relevant to neonatal nursing practice and relate a baby’s or family’s progress or describe the professional development of a neonatal nurse. Submission deadline is Monday, May 11. The winning author will receive a complimentary registration to NANN's 2015 Annual Educational Conference in Dallas. Learn more.




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