Registered Safe Sitter Teaching Site

Caring for Hawai‘i Neonates is now an official Registered Teaching Site for Safe Sitter, a program to teach young teens how to be better, safer babysitters. For more than 35 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training for youth. For more information on learning these skills, please Contact Us or visit


MONTHLY MEETINGS: 3rd Monday of each month in Honolulu.

Collaborating with neonatal nurses, and health care team members, from various hospitals sharing best practices for our babies and families. Meetings are open to all who care for our high risk babies – RT, L&D, Blood Bank, Phlebotomy, Radiology, Mother/Baby, Pediatrics, etc.

CONFERENCE: Annual Neonatal Nurses Institute. For more information please click here.

CERTIFICATIONS: Our membership includes active licensed Registered Nurses available to provide individual or group certifications for: CPR, S.T.A.B.L.E, R.N.C. and recertification reviews.

Please Contact Us for more information.

Neonatal Nurse Resources

INTERNATIONAL: Mālama is a national member of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN). This membership allows for global nursing and health best practices to be shared at the local level – enhancing our highest standard of nursing care.

ANA NEONATAL NURSING STANDARDS: Click here for the latest American Nursing Association standards for neonatal nursing.

NEONATAL NURSES DAY: SEPTEMBER 15. Remember your neonatal nurse and teams who care for our high risk babies throughout the Hawai’i and the world.


CCRN: Certification for Critical Care Nurses in Pediatrics, Adults and Neonatal

Click here for more information.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Find out more about Discover Nursing and Why Be A Nurse?

Educational Partners

1,000 DAY CONNECTOR PROGRAM: A collaboration of hospital and community partners connecting families, businesses with resources in the hospital or home from conception to early childhood.


EARLYCHILDHOOD ACTION STRATEGY PLAN: Malama is a team member for Goal 1: Healthy and Welcomed Starts.

Please see the Early Learning website for additional goals. Our organization would like to recognize the late Loretta “Deliana” Fuddy for her advocacy of our babies and children in Hawai’i.

HAWAIIAN LEGACY HARDWOODS: Stewardship education through social responsibility. We invite you to consider sponsoring a tree planting on Hawai’i island and for every tree planted for our organization, $20.00 will be donated to MoNK. Please visit and visit "Partners" to find Malama o Na Keiki to make a donation.

Early Childhood

If you are interested in being a Healthy Child Care Hawai’i Consultant for the Early Childhood Learning System, Early Childhood Learning System, we are happy to share our experiences as a Health Consultant and guide your introduction to Healthy Child Care Hawai’i.

As a founding member of First Relationships, we celebrate the wonderful social-emotional development of babies. If you are a new mother or caregiver desiring to learn more about nurturing babies toward their greatest potential, please visit their website at or contact us for more information.

If you’re an organization or business interested in supporting our 1,000 Days of a Baby’s life to early childhood, consider a partnership under Mālama o Nā Keiki Zone at Children & Youth Day, annually on the first Sunday of October. Over 50,000 guests visit our State Capitol, ‘Iolani Palace and surrounding areas to celebrate the wonders of babies to adolescents by community joining together to be educated, celebrated and advocated to through hundreds of activities, entertainment, cultural arts and so much more. Please visit for more information.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

March of Dimes

Ronald McDonald House


NURSING STUDENTS: MEMBERSHIPS are offered to support you through your nursing program – mentorship, self-care, connecting to community resources, cultural education are some of the ways we can help to your nursing school experience be more memorable! FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS coming soon!

Current partners:

Chaminade Nursing

University of Hawai’i – Center for Disability Studies

We are also available to educate at school career days, educational conferences, early childhood learning and businesses interested in cultural health programs.

Educational Events

We participate in a number of educational conferences and meetings around the state, all designed to inform and motivate. Please visit our Events page for more information on how you can participate!

Now available: webcast focused on newborns who had been exposed to opiates in utero
Nurse Connections invites you to view a new webcast entitled "Care of the newborn prenatally exposed to opiates." This webcast, presented by Maureen Shogan, MN, RNC, neonatal clinical nurse specialist, Spokane, WA, outlines the:

* Complex maternal and neonatal implications of prenatal opiate use
* Variations in time to onset of neonatal withdrawal of different opiates
* Reliable, consistent, and objective nursing assessment
* Nursing care for infants experiencing neonatal withdrawal from opiates