Global Health and Neonatal Nursing: A Personal JourneyKenner, Carole PhD, RNC, FAAN; Boykova, Marina PhD(c), MSc, RNMCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 5 - p 317–324 doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e318247fa8f Feature Abstract In Brief Author Information The need for improvement of neonatal nursing care is a global issue. Neonatal nurses have an important role in optimizing these health outcomes for neonates and their families. This article describes the personal journey of one nurse and her mentee. It describes how a passion for neonates led to global policy work. This article describes the personal journey of one nurse and her mentee and how a passion for neonates led to global policy work. Carole Kenner is the Dean and Professor at Northeastern University School of Nursing Boston, MA. She can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Marina Boykova is a Doctoral Student at University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. This article was not funded. The authors are both involved either on the board or as a regional representative of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc., which is mentioned in the article. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.