Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Sig

The focus of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) SIG is to provide a collaborative network for current and future neonatal nurse practitioners within the Australian context. Priorities for the SIG are to support advanced neonatal clinical education, provide guidance for neonatal nursing clinicians interested in pursuing the NNP career pathway, and link NNPs and candidates together in a mentorship framework. In addition, the SIG aims to become a preferred source for expert commentary regarding the role for regulatory, professional and educational bodies within Australia. 

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NNPs have advanced neonatal nursing skills. They fulfil the requirements of an approved Nurse Practitioner Master’s program and are endorsed as such by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The role includes assessment and management of neonates using advanced knowledge and requisite skills appropriate for the setting in which the NNP works. The NNP utilises this expertise to ensure accurate and high-quality clinical care delivery for the neonate and his/her family.

Keep up to date on activities and events via our quarterly newsletter or news and events pages. For members Access member only information in the members area.


The NNP SIG are providing the S.T.A.B.L.E COURSE from time to time. The 1-day course will be offered in

  • Adelaide on Tuesday 5 September 2023 - closed
  • Melbourne on Wednesday 11 October 2023 - information and bookings HERE

Current Committee

  • Co-chairs: Jane Jones (NSW), Jane Langford (Qld)
  • Secretary: Mariann Hennessy (NSW)
  • Assistant secretary: Jo Scott (Vic)
  • Treasurer liaison: Elayne Murray (WA)
  • Social media Liaison: Jenn Gallop (WA)
  • Ordinary Members: Miriam Long (SA), Louise Williamson (NSW), Silvina Sissing (Vic), Amy Curran (Qld), Gemma Yates (Qld), Barbara Monk (Qld), Jennifer Scott (Qld), Karen Hose (Qld), Petra Noble (SA), Donna Hillyard (Qld), Penny Janes (NSW), Clare O'Brien (ACT), Alexa Clarke (SA).

We are keen to welcome new committee members and observers to our committee. Contact us at for more information about this or any SIG matters.   

Updated 11 Sep 2023