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ABOUT THE 40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Purpose and Conference Objectives


NANN is the premier organization that shapes neonatal nursing through excellence in practice, education, research, and professional development. The purpose of this conference is to offer comprehensive educational and networking opportunities for neonatal nurses, advanced practitioners, and other neonatal professionals.

The content is driven by education and professional development needs as determined by membership input and the Education Strategic Coordinating and Annual Conference Committees. Sessions represent state-of-the-art advances in neonatal care, leadership, advocacy, and research.

By participating in this conference, you will be better able to
This conference is developed for neonatal nurses and interprofessional providers across the spectrum of neonatal care.

A special thank you to our conference committee, volunteer leaders, planners, and faculty for guiding the planning and programming of the Annual Conference.

Accredited Continuing Education


The National Association of Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses designates this activity for a maximum of 32.0* CE contact hours by participating in both the in-person (including the APRN Summit and regularly scheduled conference sessions) and on-demand components. In-person only participation may earn a maximum of 12.0* CE contact hours. On-demand only participation may earn a maximum of 23.0* CE contact hours. CE sessions are denoted as CE. 
*The number of CE contact hours is subject to change upon presenter availability and submitted session pre-recordings for on-demand participation. Additional information regarding maximum CE contact hours allowed will be updated as planning progresses.

Pharmacology hours: Sessions that address the use of pharmacologic agents in neonatal care will be denoted as P. Certificates will reflect total CE contact hours earned as well as time spent on pharmacology. A maximum of (TBD) pharmacology hours may be earned by attending this conference in-person and on-demand.

Successful completion: Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity. 

Participants must complete an online evaluation form for each session they attend as well as an overall evaluation to receive CE contact hours. There are no prerequisites unless indicated otherwise. The overall evaluation must be completed by December 31, 2024, in order to generate the CE certificate or Certificate of Attendance.

Disclosure


It is the policy of NANN that the planners and faculty disclose the existence of any financial relationship or other relationship they may have with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

It is the responsibility of the planners to review and mitigate potential conflicts disclosed prior to the individual(s) assuming their role in the activity. 

The planners and eduation staff disclosed no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All relevant financial relationships identified throughout the faculty and content selection process are being identified and successfully mitigated prior to the individual(s) assuming their role in the 2024 Annual Conference. Check back soon to view a list of disclosures.

NANN requires disclosure of the intent to discuss unlabeled uses of a commercial product or investigational use of a product not yet approved for this purpose.

Disclaimer and Statement of Non-Endorsement


The accredited continuing education clinical content selected for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. 

Any recommendations made by the authors and presenters must be weighed against the healthcare clinician's own clinical judgment based on, but not limited to, such factors as the patient's condition, benefits versus risks of suggested treatment, and comparison with recommendations of pharmaceutical compendia and other medical authorities. 

NCC Certification Maintenance—A NANN Guide


Are you an RNC-NIC, NNP-BC, or RNC-LRN seeking NCC Certification Maintenance?

If so, you are already familiar with the Continuing Competency Assessment (CAA), which is part of the National
Certification Corporation’s (NCC) maintenance program. If you are certified by NCC in any core certification (e.g. RNC-NIC, NNP-BC, or RNC-LRN) and need to meet your NCC certification maintenance requirements, this reference will assist you.

This information is intended to help you code the continuing education that you obtain through NANN’s educational programming. The best, most current information about the requirements, services, and process, including instructional brochures about maintenance and coding, can be found at the NCC website.

CE contact hours in your certification specialty are obtained through accredited providers such as NANN. NANN can assist you in meeting these requirements. Complete the NCC CCA online to receive your education plan showing growth areas by competency. It is free, confidential, and provides immediate feedback. Please remember that it is not a pass/fail test. The CCA will help you focus on your greatest educational needs and is essential to maintaining your certification.

If you are a neonatal intensive care nurse, there are four core competency areas: [Please visit this webpage for more information on the core competencies]
If you are a neonatal nurse practitioner, there are five core competency areas: [Please visit this webpage for more information on the core competencies]
If you are a low risk intensive care nurse, there are five core competency areas: [Please visit this webpage for more information on the core competencies]
NANN’s conference sessions are now labeled by competency or code. In addition, the NCC website offers a description and keywords for each competency area that you can use to compare to the content delivered.

NCC’s Interprofessional Certifications:

Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate (C-ELBW) focuses on the knowledge needed to provide care to acutely and critically ill extremely low birth weight neonates and their families within an intensive care environment. This exam covers the knowledge needed to care for, assess, and manage these vulnerable neonates such as developmental care, pathophysiologic states, psychosocial behavioral states, and ethical issues.

Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care (C-NNIC) focuses on the neurological care of at-risk or impaired neonates within an intensive care environment. The C-NNIC exam covers the knowledge used in daily practice such as the pathophysiology of neurologic injuries (IVH, HIE, CNS infection, etc.) and management and treatment strategies (cooling, seizures, apnea, etc.) to care for these at-risk and/or impaired neonates.

Neonatal Pediatric Transport (C-NPT®) focuses on stabilization and transport interventions for critically ill neonates and children. Created for health care professionals who work as a team providing care to neonatal and/or pediatric patients beyond the walls of the hospital. This exam covers the wide range of knowledge necessary to provide stabilization and life-saving interventions to neonates and children during transport, including core transport knowledge relative to acute care emergencies or complications from major medical or surgical conditions in the neonatal and pediatric populations.

Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety (C-ONQS) focuses on the knowledge, skills and tools used to assess, evaluate, and integrate quality and safety into practice in the obstetric and neonatal settings. This exam covers the knowledge needed by every Q&S professional such as national quality and safety standards and clinical guidelines, team training exercises, benchmarking, development and monitoring of key quality metrics, data collection and measures of effectiveness.


IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE CE EARNED AT NANN FOR YOUR NCC MAINTENANCE, REVIEW YOUR EDUCATION PLAN!

Only CE that is earned in the areas defined by your education plan can be used for NCC maintenance. If you don’t have an education plan, take your assessment. Only CE earned after the assessment can be used to maintain.