Nurse of the Year Award
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Seeking Dedicated Neonatal Nurses!

Nominate a talented neonatal
nurse today for the
NEANN Nurse of the Year 2018!

In an effort to recognize clinical expertise and support nurses seeking advanced degrees every year, NEANN presents the Nurse of the Year Award in even years and the Nursing Scholarship Award in odd years. 

Click HERE for the 2018 application!


To acknowledge and encourage excellence in direct patient care by neonatal nurses  The quality of care experienced by ill newborns and their families is determined, in large part, by the clinical care provided by nurses at the bedside.

The NEANN Nurse of the Year will be awarded at the NEANN Spring Conference on March 19, 2018. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.


  1. Nominees are required to hold a position in which direct patient care is provided in a variety of capacities including bedside nursing, APRNs, and/or educators.
  2.  Nominees should consistently demonstrate excellence in care for patients, their families and colleagues

Specific Criteria:

  • Current NEANN member
  • Demonstrates expert communication skills
  • Meticulous attention-to-detail in daily practice
  • Must spend 75% of his/her time at the bedside
  • Excellent Role Model
  • Demonstrates excellence in clinical care & knowledge
  • Practices a model of family centered care

Application Requirements: 

  • Be typed
  • Current NEANN membership number
  • Current Employment Information and Employment history
  • Nursing education
  • Maximum of three letters of recommendation with specific examples of situations exemplifying the above criteria. Letters should include the writer's credentials. 

Selection Process:

The finalists for the NEANN 2018 Nurse of the Year will be chosen by a select committee of peers. Nominees will be judged according to the quantity, quality, and impact of their achievements.  Decisions will be made on the basis of the application alone. The nominees will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made to the NEANN Executive Committee which will ultimately decide on the winner.  

Award Benefit:

NEANN is sponsoring this year’s Nurse of the Year Award. The selected nurse will be granted a $1,000.00 stipend to attend any Neonatal nursing conference of their choice. The award will need to be redeemed within one year.  


January 31, 2018

The NEANN Nurse of the Year will be awarded at the NEANN Spring Conference on March 19, 2018.

Send Nominations to:

New England Association of Neonatal Nurses
Attn: Nicole Duguay
342 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860.586.7518
Fax: 860.586.7550


 Contact NEANN Administrator, Tessa O'Sullivan, by email at or call the office at 860.586.7518.

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