National Neonatal Nurses Day | September 15
Fri Sep 15th

National Neonatal Nurses Day

National Neonatal Nurses Day honors those who care for the most fragile patients as they take their first breaths on September 15th each year. The National Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month takes place in the middle of the celebration.


Neonatal nurse specialists work with newborn babies who are fragile at birth due to a variety of causes. They may have been born premature or born with birth defects, infection, surgical problems, or heart abnormalities. Following their birth, Neonatal nurses also provide care for healthy newborn babies immediately following their birth.

The demand for neonatal nurses continues to rise. Any hospital's expertise and education can satisfy the needs of the youngest, most fragile, and critical patients. Many people need 24-hour care and concern. Although most neonatal babies spend a month or two in the hospital, some babies need longer-term care. The neonatal nurse provides their care for the duration of the hospitalization. Some neonatal nurses provide services beyond the neonatal period.

The day honors their contributions and contributions to the field. It's also a way to encourage others interested in the field to take a closer look. With the increasing demand for certified neonatal nurses, the more students step up to this rewarding career.

How to recognize neonatal nurses day

You can thank a neonatal nurse you know by giving them a card. Let them know how much you appreciate their jobs. Neonatal nurses will be honored and celebrated every day by hospitals and other healthcare professionals. Plan to attend a career fair to share your experiences with others considering the field. If you're a neonatal nurse, plan to attend a work fair to share your experiences with others interested in the field. To post on social media, use the hashtag #NeonatalNursesDay.

The national neonatal nurses day is the longest in national neonatal nurses day history

In 2000, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses established National Neonatal Nurses Day to highlight the hard work these nurses do every day. The day honors neonatal nurses around the country for the care and protection they provide to save babies' precious lives.

Relevant observances

  • International Nurses Day is the International Nurses Day
  • Nurses Week is the National Nephrology Nurses Week
  • Week in National Nurse Practioner Week is National Nurse Practioner Week
  • Midwifery Week
  • National CRNA Week
  • Student Nurse Day