To promote excellence in neonatal nursing and health outcomes for the infants and families we serve and to act as an international leader in development and revision of professional standards of neonatal nursing.
COINN represents global unity for neonatal nursing. The Council speaks with one strong voice to facilitate the growth of neonatal nursing and improve healthcare outcomes for our patients and families worldwide. The role of the Council is advocate, policy maker, quality evaluator, collaborator with healthcare, corporate, and lay groups, educator of health professionals, legislators, and lay public, and leader in global neonatal nursing.
We appreciate and support cultural differences and work towards health promotion with the context of cultural norms and values. We value technology as a support of our work but not to the exclusion of the human touch. We believe in the blend of the art and science of nursing to promote neonatal healthcare outcomes. We believe in the holistic aspect of care to incorporate all aspects of health promotion and disease prevention.
We support the development of neonatal nursing on a global level as a recognized specialty that is dedicated to infants and their families. To this end we foster collaboration with existing national neonatal or other nursing organizations that share similar values and beliefs.
- Excellence in quality neonatal care, practice, and education
- Neonatal nursing as a global specialty
- Family-centered care
- Culturally sensitive care
- Respect for differences
- Healthy work environments
- Standards of Care, Practice, and Education
The council will act as the voice of the international community on neonatal nursing care issues. It would allow nurses from all over the world to work together on common problems, sharing the world's expertise and disseminating important information to areas that have little or no access. This council would provide international nurses the opportunity to influence health policy, not only for neonatal nursing and their clients; but for nurses involved in the care of children around the globe.
We believe that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) can serve as the vehicle to organize neonatal nursing groups along with other nurses who are willing to serve as contacts in their parts of the world, to address global neonatal care and professional issues.
To date over 40 countries are represented with Liberia being the latest added. Informally COINN has assisted some countries to develop professional standards and practice standards for neonatal nurses as well as forming a Neonatal Association in Kenya.
Constitution and Bylaws
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