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Nursing and the March of Dimes

Nurse Advisory Council

Graduate nursing scholarships

Dr. Margaret C. Freda "Saving Babies, Together®" Award

Nurse of the Year

Nursing and the March of Dimes: An historical summary

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Nursing and the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes has a long, rich history of working with nurses. From the 1950s when more than 40,000 nurses participated in the Salk polio vaccine trials through today, the Foundation has always recognized that partnering with nurses is essential to achieve our mission.

For this reason, the March of Dimes developed an educational program devoted to supporting the work of nurses. Components of the program include a series of continuing nursing education (CNE) activities in print and online, scholarships and research awards.

March of Dimes nursing initiatives are guided by the expertise of its Nurse Advisory Council (NAC), a group of nationally recognized, preeminent perinatal nursing leaders. The NAC advises the Foundation on critical nursing issues and provides counsel and direction on education initiatives.

The March of Dimes also partners with professional nursing organizations, including the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Watch our video about nursing and the March of Dimes. It's a message to say thank you for all you do.

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Recently released CNE activities

Kangaroo care in the NICU, part 2: Understanding the impact of kangaroo care beyond neonatal vital signs
(online article; 2.4 contact hours)
Builds on Kangaroo care in the NICU, part 1, including scenarios on feeding, transfer, infection, hyperbilirubinemia and parental engagement.


Kangaroo care in the NICU, part 1: Understanding the impact of kangaroo care on neonatal vital signs
(online article; 3.1 contact hours)
Clinical scenarios provide the evidence-based rationale and biobehavioral mechanisms of KC.


Taking the evidence-based case for kangaroo care into the clinical setting
(video; 2.0 contact hours)
Learn why kangaroo care should be offered early and often in NICUs.

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