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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Workforce Survey Executive Summary

Timoney, Paula DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC; Sansoucie, Debra EdD, RN, NNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e3182598d15
Professional Growth and Development
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The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Workforce Survey, led by Paula Timoney, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, and Debra Sansoucie, EdD, RN, NNP-BC, with the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP), provides data collected from more than 600 neonatal nurse practitioners to examine workforce characteristics and needs. NANNP commissioned the survey because no comprehensive data existed for the neonatal nurse practitioner workforce. The executive summary given in this article highlights some of the survey's key findings in the areas of demographics, practice environment, scope of responsibilities, and job satisfaction. Readers are encouraged to review the complete text of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Workforce Survey for more in-depth data and recommendations regarding NNP education, scope of practice, and scope of responsibility in the ever-changing health care environment. The report will be available for purchase at http://www.nannstore.org in summer 2012.

National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Glenview, Illinois.

Correspondence: Katie Macaluso, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025 (kmacaluso@nann.org).

No grant funding was involved in the production of this article.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

© 2012 National Association of Neonatal Nurses