Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses
Chapter memberships are now being done through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) website. Please follow instructions below.
To join the Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (DVANN), you must be a member of NANN. Please visit NANN here. When you join NANN, select the DVANN chapter as the local chapter you wish to join. If you are already a NANN member, but to like to join DVANN, please call NANN's Member Services at (800) 451-3795.
Contact hours provided for all educational activities and conferences, many of which are free or at a reduced fee for members. Some activities held for members are:
* Quarterly Dinner Meetings
* Annual Full-Day Conference
* Journal Club Meetings
* Annual Membership Appreciation Dinner
* Winning Chapter Awards/Scholarship
* Subscription to Preemie Press, DVANN's electronic newsletter
* Privileges to sit on committees and vote at business meetings
And through these offerings, DVANN supports members by:
* Organizing networking events with local neonatal nursing professionals
* Encouraging professional development by promoting the highest clinical practice standards
* Enabling participation in neonatal nursing research and awareness of relevant neonatal research topics
* Promoting community advocacy through outreach participation
Our organization has over 300 active members, and new members may enroll at anytime. Please note however, that DVANN membership is a privilege and is contingent upon membership in NANN. We ask that our active and new members please remain current with NANN membership so as to not jeopardize their DVANN membership and DVANN's chapter. Additionally, we kindly ask that when you join, please provide your personal email address so that you may receive electronic communication from DVANN. Many employers block external mass emails and utilizing company email addresses may prevent you from receiving important communication from DVANN.
DVANN offers three annual awards to members-the Professional Development Award, The REACH Award, and International Community Service Award.
Professional Development Award recognizes and encourages professional development in neonatal nursing. Active DVANN & NANN members who are eligible to sit for the neonatal certification exam and/or who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program are encouraged to apply. Award application and details can be found here. Application deadline is November 1, 2016. REACH Award recognizes nurses who are nominated for reaching above and beyond to touch the lives of others. Nominees must be active DVANN & NANN members and who are doing one of the following: a.) exploring research practice issues, b.) supporting/creating new education tools, c.) advancing bedside nursing skills, d.) have done a community assessment and have made implementations for improvement, e.) serving as a humanitarian through patient and/or professional advocacy and compassion. Award nomination and details can be found here. Application deadline is October 31, 2016. International Community Service Award recognizes nurses who volunteer outreach health assessments, treatment and/or education to the international community. Applicants must be active DVANN & NANN members, must provide evidence of registration and/or participation in a volunteer global outreach program or event. Award application and details an be found here. Application deadline is September 15, 2016.