Special interest groups

ACNN encourages members with shared interests to network and share information within the larger structure of the College.

To facilitate these activities ACNN will support special interest groups (SIGs) to provide continuous networking and information sharing on a specific topic or area of interest to a subset of ACNNs overall membership.

Currently there are six SIGs: 

  • To be a member of a SIG, you need to be a member of ACNN.

  • Member's may nominate to be a member of 1 or more SIGs.

SIG member information is available in the members only area of the website. To access the members only area - login and click on the member's area button located just under the member login link. 

Education SIG

The Neonatal Nurse Education (NNE) SIG is committed to supporting and facilitating education which contributes to quality outcomes for neonates, rewarding experiences for neonatal nurses and the advancement of our profession.

leadership SIG

The purpose of the Neonatal Nursing Leadership group is to increase awareness and support of the importance of Nursing Leadership and the impact this has on practice change, neonatal nursing growth and development and to maintain the high standard of care for babies and their families.

Low resource countries SIG

ACNN LRC SIG is specifically addressing newborn mortality throughout Australia’s neighbouring LRCs within South East Asia and Sovereign Oceania regions. We do this by providing education and training within these countries focusing on   neonatal  resuscitation and all other aspects of neonatal care.

Neurodevelopmental care SIG

The Neurodevelopmental Care SIG focus is to support the provision of family centred and developmentally supportive practices across neonatal settings and to promote consistency in practice and improved neurodevelopmental outcomes for vulnerable neonates. The NDC SIG aims to raise awareness in the neonatal setting of developmental care as a conscious individualised practice that is considered a minimum standard of care.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner SIG

The role of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is relatively new in the Australian health care setting and one, which plays an integral role in the provision of safe, effective and quality care for neonates and their families.

Research SIG

The purpose of the neonatal research SIG is to bring together those members with an interest in any aspect of research, from planning through to publication and promote and facilitate research related to neonatal care.

Updated 4 February 2019