Did you know, NNA members have e-access to the Journal of Neonatal Nursing?

One of the benefits of being a member of the NNA is gaining access to the Journal of Neonatal Nursing (JNN). The journal is easily accessed by visiting your Members Area and clicking on The Journal of Neonatal Nursing button in the left-hand menu. Read below to find out more about what the JNN has to offer and to read some snippets from the latest journal.

About the JNN

The JNN is a bimonthly, research-based journal produced for all professionals working with neonates and their families. This can include professionals based in a hospital setting or those out in the community. The aim of the journal is to support the development of the essential practice, management, education and health promotion skills required by those working within the industry.

By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between those working within the neonatal field, the journal hopes to promote cooperation, facilitate partnership care with families, and promote innovation and change in the care of neonates and their families. The JNN also delivers a balance of information, informed opinion and education resources to unsure all professionals benefit from up-to-date knowledge of this rapidly developing industry.

All articles published in the journal are critically reviewed by professionals working in the appropriate field.

Member of the NNA? Access the journal via your Members Area: https://nna.org.uk/my-account/

Highlights from the latest issue

Live stream webcams on the neonatal unit: ‘An additional responsibility’ for nursing workload?

Live stream webcams have been introduced to the neonatal unit to reduce separation between infants and parents, but this technology has the potential to impact nursing workload. The aim of this study was to explore this impact.

Authors: Kathy Chant, Judith Meek, Ruby Hayns-Worthington, Laura Harris, Patrizia Pajak, Neil Marlow, Katie Gallagher.

Read here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355184123000649

Breaking the cycle of nursing chaos: The need to address the nursing shortage

Many countries around the world are reporting acute shortages of neonatal nurses due, in part, to dissatisfaction and burnout. This article explores the contributing factors, consequences, and the roles that we all play in tackling this global issue.

Authors: Jointly written by representatives from the Alliance of Global Neonatal Nursing (ALIGNN).

Read here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1355184123002156

The correlation between adequate staffing levels and positive outcomes on neonatal units worldwide

The editors of the JNN have previously included articles on neonatal staffing levels and the impact on neonatal care around the world, highlighting that good neonatal care is commonly heavily reliant on the presence and dedication of neonatal nurses, while adequate training is often lacking. The JNN welcomes submissions related to this key issue, particularly those highlighting the correlation between adequate staffing and positive outcomes on neonatal units around the world.

Authors: Breidge Boyle, Lelie Altimier

Read here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1355184123002168

Are you interest in publishing in the JNN?

We have a whole host of free resources on our website to help you get started, including a handy downloadable guide and a video series. Find them here: https://nna.org.uk/the-journal-of-neonatal-nursing/

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Julia Petty, NNA Vice Chair and JNN Editorial Committee member, via email: julia@nna.org.uk

Dräger is incredibly proud to support the NNA by sponsoring the NNA Shared Learning & Best Practice in Neonatal Care Scholarship.

Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology.

Visit the Dräger website:: https://www.draeger.com/en_uk/Home

The Kate Farrer Foundation was established in memory of Dr Kate Farrer, a distinguished neonatal consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Transport Lead for the East of England. Sadly, Kate died in 2014 following a short illness. Her family set up a foundation in her name & have funded the Kate Farrer Scholarship since 2021.

Visit the Kate Farrer Foundation website: http://www.katefarrer.org/

The NNA is a member of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) who we collaborate and partner with closely. COINN is a global organization that represents nurses who specialize in the care of newborn infants and their families. As a COINN partner, the NNA and its members are part of an international community and voice of neonatal nurses across the world. NNA members are automatically joined to COINN membership and can be a valued and integral part of this global voice.

Visit COINN: https://www.coinnurses.org/

Armstrong Medical is the proud sponsor of the NNA Team of the Year Award. Now part of Eakin Healthcare, the company supports neonatal teams across the world, working closely to understand the challenges and pressures faced.  The company join the NNA praising Neonatal teams for their inspirational work as they deliver care to the tiniest and most vulnerable patients.

Armstrong Medical provide options for heated resus, invasive and non-invasive ventilation. NeoFlow® is a complete range of critical and supportive respiratory solutions, designed to give neonates the best possible start in life, from their very first breath.

Visit the  Armstrong Medical website:

https://www.armstrongmedical.net/care-areas/neonatal-critical-care/

vCreate Diaries is a secure video messaging service providing reassurance to parents in NICUs. The vCreate team is working with us on awareness campaigns, communications and video projects to support families during their neonatal journeys.

Visit the vCreate website:: www.vcreate.tv/diaries

These standards set out the entry and practice learning requirements, curriculum, length of programme, methods of assessment and the level of award for NMC-approved nursing programmes. They have been designed so that students can get the most out of their education and learn the skills they need to become safe, effective and kind professionals. 

Our updated standards for pre-registration nursing programmes were approved by our Council at its meeting on 25 January 2023 and can now be implemented by Approved education institutions (AEIs).

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These standards set out the entry and practice learning requirements, curriculum, length of programme, methods of assessment and the level of award for NMC-approved nursing programmes. They have been designed so that students can get the most out of their education and learn the skills they need to become safe, effective and kind professionals. 

 

Our updated standards for pre-registration nursing programmes were approved by our Council at its meeting on 25 January 2023 and can now be implemented by Approved education institutions (AEIs).

Why our standards are important 

Our education and training standards help nursing, midwifery and nursing associate students achieve the NMC standards of proficiency and programme outcomes.

 

All nursing, midwifery and nursing associate professionals must practise in line with the requirements of the Code, the professional standards of practice and behaviour that nurses, midwives and nursing associates are expected to uphold.

 

The standards for education and training includes the Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education, Standards for student supervision and assessment, and programme standards specific to each approved programme.

 

Our standards for education and training are set out in three parts:

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