''The Academy of Neonatal Nursing'' (''ANN'') is a
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for neonatal nurses. It was established on February 6, 2001 and has approximately 6,000 members. The organisation is supporter of the Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE).


The mission of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing is to provide neonatal education and programs to health care professionals. This mission is achieved through professional, peer-reviewed publications ''( Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing)'', educational conferences, and offering books and other materials to neonatal health care professionals.

Executive Committee

ANN is governed by an Executive Committee. Members of this committee are: *Debbie Fraser, *Julieanne Schiefelbein, *Denise L. Zimmerman, *Tina Scott, *AnnMarie Barber, *Karen D'Apolito, *Sean G. Smith,


ANN's primary publication is ''Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing'', published bimonthly. It has approximately 10,000 subscribers, including over 1,000 American
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s (NICUs). The peer-reviewed journal was established in 1981 and publishes articles on clinical practice, research and nursing education.

Continuing education

ANN is an accredited source for continuing education in nursing in the . It runs three educational conferences per year: one for advanced-practice neonatal nurses, one for neonatal nurses in general, and one for mother-baby nurses. ANN also supports nursing research and education through the Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education.


External links

Official website
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