Welcome to the Chicago Area Association of Neonatal Nurses web site. We are the local chapter of the National Association of Neontal Nurses and have proudly served neonatal nurses throughout the Chicagoland area since 1990.  Our membership is comprised of approximately 80 members representing area hospitals.

CAANN is committed to its goals of facilitating an exchange of information among the Chicagoland community, providing a forum for continuing education, and to establishing a communication network among nurses working in the neonatal field.

CAANN presents an educational offering up to four times yearly for which participants receive CEUs.

We also participate in the annual March of Dimes March for Babies and promote other volunteer efforts to benefit our community.  Our achievements are accomplished through the dedicated volunteer work of our members.

Congratulations to Julianne Dahl, MSN, RNC-NIC

NANN Board of Directors Staff Nurse Director-At-Large for 2010- 2012

WINNER of the 2013 Robyn Main award for excellence in nursing care!!!


Save the Dates

Educational offerings for 2016:

February 17th at Advocate Christ Children's Hospital, topic Infant driven feeding.   

NNP student Capstone presentations:  Rush University Medical Center College of Nursing, March 30, 2016 

Please register online or mail registration to(If using CAANN Cash you must mail in your registration form)

CAANN at PO BOX 2434  Naperville, IL 60567

We are collecting items to donate to Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the city. 

Please see the following lists if you wish to bring any items to the conference.

RMH wishlist.pdf  (Loyola)

RMH_near_Advocate_Wish_List[1].pdf  (Christ)

A Reminder to All CAANN Members

Online Membership Registration and Renewals Are Now Available

All members of CAANN, MUST be members of NANN. Please visit their website,, and join NANN. ALL CAANN memberships (new and renewals) must now be made through NANN.  

Please remember to keep your membership profiles updated, especially your preferred email address, as well as your home address, so that you don't miss any important information from CAANN. In an effort to be "green," meeting confirmations and reminders are sent via email. Also to ensure that your CAANN emails don't end up in your spam folder, please add to your contact list. 

As a reminder, your login name is your email address. If you are trying to register for an event, you must login first. If you can't remember your password, please request a new one. From your profile page, you can update your profile, change your password, or register for an event. If you were a member in the past, but you can't remember what email address you provided us, please email for assistance before creating a new account so that our records aren't duplicated.

All CAANN members are invited to be a member of our Board.   If interested, please contact Carol Polinski for further information.  


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