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Celebrating NANN's 2020 Award Winners

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doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000792
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NANN is honored to share this year's cohort of award winners. Our 2020 award winners are mentors, researchers, leaders, and overall remarkable neonatal nurses. The following individuals and chapters have used their passion and talent to help advance the profession of neonatal nursing in an impactful and lasting way. We are thankful for their contributions to the field and look forward to seeing how they continue to impact their units, chapters, the association, and beyond. Join us in commemorating this year's NANN award winners.

INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Distinguished Service Award

Media Esser, PhD, NNP-BC, APNP, CWN

Leadership Award

Anna I. Lyaifer, PhD, RN, CCRN, CLNC

Lifetime Achievement Award

Debra Brandon, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN

Mentor of the Year Award

Kristen Gerhardt, MSN, RNC-NIC

NNP Excellence Award

Stephanie McGuire, MS, APRN, NP-BC

Robyn Main Excellence in Clinical Practice

Tamara Robinson, BSN, RNC-NIC

RESEARCH AWARDS

Clinical Abstract Award

Breanna Jacobs Pepin, APRN, CNNP

Research Abstract Award

Britt F. Pados, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

CHAPTER AWARDS

Chapter of the Year (Large)

State of Wisconsin Association of Neonatal Nurses

Chapter of the Year (Small)

New Mexico Sandia Area Association of Neonatal Nurses

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR NANN'S 2021 CONFERENCE

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Annual Conference Committee Call for Abstracts will open in the fall of 2020. NANN and the Annual Conference Committee invite you to submit an abstract for the 2021 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2021.

The Annual Conference Committee has identified the need to cover a wide range of topics that will appeal to both the novice and expert neonatal nurses. As a result, we have provided a list of topics and areas of interest in order to make the application selection process less cumbersome and more diverse to better meet the educational needs of the conference attendees. The list is not inclusive and is only meant to serve as a guide when submitting your abstract. We encourage you to suggest your own ideas, present your own research findings, or share your knowledge on a topic of interest. Please keep in mind that application submissions should focus on nursing, be state-of-the-art, evidence-based, and challenge neonatal nurses at all levels of expertise.

To view the topics being considered for submission, please visit www.nann.org/abstracts.

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