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!

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.

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

ANA NEONATAL NURSING STANDARDS: The latest American Nursing Association standards for neonatal nursing.

CCRN: Certification for Critical Care Nurses in Pediatrics, Adults and Neonatal: Take the next step in your nursing career and become board certified in your specialty or subspecialty.

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

Alliance for Global Neonatal Nursing (ALIGNN) Partners

COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL NEONATAL NURSES (COINN): 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. Recent Policy Statement: Wear Masks to Protect Pregnant Women and Newborns

NATIONAL ASSOCATION OF NEONATAL NURSES (NANN): NANN is a community of registered nursing professionals who care for infants born with a variety of health challenges and surgical problems.

ACADEMY OF NEONATAL NURSES (ANN): The mission of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing is to provide high quality education for health care professionals working across all levels of neonatal care to improve outcomes for newborns and their families.

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S HEALTH, OBSTETRIC AND NEONATAL NURSES (AWHONN): The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is a 501(c)3 membership organization that promotes the health of women & newborns.

CARING FOR HAWAI‘I NEONATES (C4HN): Caring for Hawaiʻi Neonates (C4HN) is a 501c3 non profit organization that enhances care for Hawaiʻi neonates through direct services and education.

Educational Partners

PACIFIC AMERICAN FOUNDATION: For two decades, Pacific American Foundation Programs and Projects have served community and youth with comprehensive programs and projects in core competencies

HAWAIʻI CHILDREN'S ACTION NETWORK: Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network (HCAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the only one in the state of Hawai‘i solely committed to advocating for children. We address the root causes of poverty and inequity and develop public policies that help children and their families.

HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE: The reforestation efforts spearheaded by HLH and HLRI have re-established critical habitat for many endemic Hawaiian species, some of which are endangered.

Early Childhood

HAWAIʻI ASSOCIATION FOR INFANT MENTAL HEALTH: 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 or contact us for more information.

HAWAI‘I CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY: 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.

HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES: At HMHB, we provide information regarding every stage in your child’s development, along with useful tips on how to handle any situation. Whether you’re pregnant, caring for your baby, interested in gentle parenting, or just want to be more natural yourself, you’ll find resources here to help.

MARCH OF DIMES: March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE: Our mission is to provide a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families, and to develop other programs and partnerships aimed at improving the lives of children in Hawaii and the Pacific.

SAVING LIVES AT BIRTH calls on the brightest minds across the globe to identify and scale up transformative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns around the time of birth. Our Grand Challenge Partners continue to work closely with current and past grantees and remain committed to supporting innovative approaches and tools to help save the lives of mothers and newborns around the world during their most vulnerable hours.


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!

Caring for Hawai‘i Neonates is also available to educate at school career days, educational conferences, early childhood learning and businesses interested in cultural health programs.


CHAMINADE NURSING: Nursing is a profession, but it’s also more than that. It’s a calling. A passion. A life. Our rigorous, four-year nursing curriculum prepares students for the unique challenges they’ll face in the healthcare sector, with hands-on preparation, state-of-art tools, and a robust mentorship component.

HAWAII NURSES CONTINUING EDUCATION is Hawaii’s first presenter of continuing education for nurses. We are operated by nurses for nurses to encourage our professional growth and clinical practice via continuing competency and mutual support. Our conferences address timely issues important to our patients and their families, our practices, and our communities.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I – Center for Disability Studies: The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) is located at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in the College of Education. The mission of the CDS is to promote diverse abilities across the lifespan through interdisciplinary training, research, and service.

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