Academy of Neonatal Nursing

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Academy of Neonatal Nursing
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Abbreviation ANN
Motto Neonatal Nursing with Heart
Formation 2001
Type Professional organization
Purpose Professional and neonatal nursing education
Headquarters 1425 N. McDowell Blvd., Suite 105
Region served
Neonatal nurses
Official language
Main organ
Executive committee

The Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN) is a professional organization for neonatal nurses. It was established on February 6, 2001.


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.[1]

Executive Committee[edit]

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 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The peer-reviewed journal was established in 1981 and publishes articles on clinical practice, research and nursing education.[2]

Continuing education[edit]

ANN is an accredited source for continuing education in nursing in the US. 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Welcome to the Academy of Neonatal Nursing". ANN. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Neonatal Network". Neonatal Network. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

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