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CCANN Recruitment and Retention Strategy


When CCANN started in 2008, we had about 80 members. Over the years, we had grown, with our peak of 180 members in 2015. Due to several factors such as members retiring, people moving to another city or state, and some unforeseen circumstances such as the pandemic (which has affected almost everyone in one way or another), attendance has decreased.


Hence, CCANN has offered ways to recruit and retain membership. We have subsidized $20 of the annual membership fee during the recruitment month, awarded 1 member her renewal for her very valuable fundraising contribution, 2 members were also given $100 towards the NANN Conference, and each member got the latest copy of the 2021 Neonatal Handbook.         


Currently, we have 106 members. We are open to new members to join us to elevate their nursing practice through our conferences and very knowledgeable and expert speakers in the neonatal field. We invite you to join us . Let’s learn and and have fun.



“Little Bundle of Joy” (The Tale of Two Joys)


What an exciting time to get together once again as the CCANN!  It was such a treat to see all the faces of peers and former peers. We caught up on our going ons, chatted about work changes, and enjoyed a wonderful meal, and listened to great speakers. Joy Alston told us of her NICU experience as a mom of a preemie, which led her to become a great NICU nurse, and the impact of that experience in her current nursing  practice. She touched on things we often take for granted, like the small things we teach parents at the bedside - helping with what may seem menial tasks, but so significant to the parents, and simply caring. All that her grown child can do now stems back to what someone did for and to her daughter as a preemie. That child was amongst us tonight. Hailey is now a beautiful, talented and healthy lady ! Great job Joy and team NICU!


We also enjoyed hearing Joy Dagarag tell us about her journey with her premature daughter Hannah, the emotional rollercoaster it has been, and how this has impacted her nursing care in the NICU. To say it’s emotional doesn’t begin to tell the whole story, from the trying times, to preterm labor onset and to the four months that Hannah stayed in the NICU. Joy told us that knowing Hannah was in the best place for NICU care gave her peace of mind. Her support from friends, family, peers, and church group helped her cope with what has been a great challenge. Hannah is now 8 years old and pretty up on her developmental milestones. Sh e ’s very sociable and loves to dance and eat! Joy’s journey has given her special insight in working with preemies ’ parents and becoming the great nurse she is today.


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