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for an exciting opportunity for present and future Leaders of NICU Support Organizations to connect with peers, advance leadership skills, and improve support for NICU families AROUND THE GLOBE. Conducted completely online, #NPNLIVE2020 will feature 3 days of spectacular speakers, small group sessions, and 1:1 networking opportunities. 

My NICU Network is proud to announce the publication of a paper written demonstrating the efficacy of the course we co-created to educate NICU staff on how to provide psychosocial support to NICU parents.  The paper has been published online in the journal Advances in Neonatal Care. 

Who Are We?

NICU Parent Network is a network of organizations offering support to families of premature infants. We are the only professional association for NICU Parent Leaders in the United States. NPN provides a platform for NICU Parent Leaders to come together as a collective voice representing the needs and best interests of NICU families in all facets of healthcare policy, care guidelines, advocacy, education & family support.

Our Mission is to Champion the NICU Parent Voice


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 Patient+Family Care and the National Perinatal Association to develop a superior quality NICU Staff Education course.


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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NICU & COVID-19 Experiences Study

NICU & COVID-19 Experiences Study

Thank you for considering participating in this research study. Who is doing the study? My name is Ashlee Vance. I am a Research Fellow at the University of MichiganPhone: (616) 443-0650Email: [email protected] Why am I doing this study? We have created an online...

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My NICU Network Paper Published

My NICU Network Paper Published

We are proud to announce the publication of the paper, "Improving Staff Knowledge and Attitudes towards Providing Psychosocial Support to NICU Parents through an Online Education Course" in the journal Advances in Neonatal Care (open access).  This paper was written...

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Every Story Matters

Every Story Matters

The Power of Our StoriesWe are all worthy of telling our stories and having them heard. We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe." - Viola DavisI can clearly remember the first time I stood in front of a room full of researchers...

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The views and opinions expressed by our members, affiliates, sponsors, and supporters do not reflect those of our organization, Board of Directors or staff. Nor does membership with or support of NPN reflect NPN’s implicit endorsement of any programs, products, or services provided by our members, affiliates, sponsors, and supporters. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice. Always consult with your NICU care team for all matters concerning the care of your baby.