Established in 2000 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), members of the neonatal community use this time to honor nurse colleagues and show pride in being a neonatal nurse or neonatal APRN. In 2019, NANN expanded the celebration from one day on September 15, to an entire week during the month of September each year.
Neonatal Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses and APRNs. The contributions of these health care workers to the tiniest patients make a difference that lasts a lifetime for neonates and their families.
2022 Neonatal Nurses Week
Nurses all over the world continue working tirelessly to save the most fragile neonatal lives, work closely with patient families, and advocate for the neonatal nursing profession. Especially during these unprecedented times, we are thrilled to showcase the meaningful and impactful neonatal nursing profession throughout NANN’s weeklong celebration, Monday, September 12 through Sunday, September 18, 2022. This year is a special celebration as NANN’s 38th Annual Conference takes place during Neonatal Nurses Week!