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Who Are We?

NICU Parent Network is a collaborative of NICU Support Organizations led by NICU Parent Professionals. We are the only professional association for NICU Parent Leaders in the United States. NPN provides a platform for these leaders to come together as a collective voice representing the needs & best interests of NICU families in all facets of healthcare policy, care guidelines, advocacy, education, and family support.

Our Mission is to Provide Exceptional Experiences, a Vibrant Community, Practical & Compelling Content, and Essential Tools That Will Make You and Your Organization More Successful


Our organizations are dedicated to representing the needs and best interests of NICU families in all facets of healthcare policy, care guidelines, advocacy, education, and family support.


NPN represents leaders who have turned NICU experiences into ways to touch the lives of NICU families. Offers a way to network with parent leaders, share best practices, mentoring opportunities, & meaningful relationship building.


By collaborating and engaging with stakeholders in the Maternal Infant Health community, NPN members are committed to ensuring our most fragile population has every opportunity to thrive.


NICU Parent Network has partnered with the National Perinatal Association to develop a superior quality, online NICU Staff Education programs.


The voice of the NPN is often sought out for participation in surveys & focus groups that provide patient experience guidance. 

Family Integrated Care

is an approach to care in the NICU that fully involves the parents in all aspects of the baby’s care. The NPN believes this approach to the care of the infant and family should extend to all guidelines, research, policy, advocacy, education, and support where nothing is created for infants and their families without an equal partnership with NICU Parent Leaders.

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NPA+NANN+AWHONN Consensus Statement

NPA+NANN+AWHONN Consensus Statement

With a newfound appreciation for what it means to be an "essential caregiver" - the National Perinatal Association (NPA), Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses...

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NICU Baby’s Bill of Rights

NICU Baby’s Bill of Rights

We’re thrilled to announce the unveiling of our newly revised & updated NICU Baby’s Bill of Rights! NPN is committed to being mindful of the evolving needs of NICU babies & families. We’ve...

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