Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Special Interest Group

Role of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

NNPs have advanced neonatal nursing skills. They fulfil the requirements of an approved Nurse Practitioner Masters 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.


The focus of the 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. 

NNP SIG Terms of Reference

NNP SIG Fact Sheet and Contact Details

NNP SIG Office-bearers 2021-2022

  • Chair: Jane Langford
  • Secretary: Jo Scott
  • Treasurer liaison: Donna Hillyard
  • Ordinary Members:  Julie Bernardo, Amy Curran, Anndrea Flint, Mariann Hennessy, Donna Hillyard, Karen Hose, Jane Jones, Miriam Long, Barbara Monk, Megan Murphy, Petra Noble, Ruth Oldfield, Jeni Scott, Sil Sissing, Lou Williamson, and Gemma Yates

Current Annual Meeting Minutes

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Updated 29 November