Philosophy and Mission
The Southern California Association of Neonatal Nurses (SCANN), a chapter of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), began in 1989 to provide nurses who work with high-risk neonates an organization to meet their professional needs. SCANN received its charter at the NANN National meeting in New York City in 1991.
The mission of SCANN is to support and promote neonatal nursing by:
- Educational offerings for continuing education, a venue for networking with nursing colleagues in the community, and an atmosphere for sharing of information about current methods and new trends in neonatal nursing and medicine.
- A method for monitoring current legislative activity that affects nursing, nursing care and our patients and their families.
- Participation in community service activities; these activities focus on the well-being of infants, children, and their families.
- Promote professionalism in nursing and a positive nursing image.