Sandra Bellini DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE,
is Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program as well as Coordinator of the DNP program at University of
Connecticut School of Nursing. In addition to her significant academic roles, she has been a practicing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the NICUs at
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare from 1996 to the present. Dr. Bellini is the author of numerous
peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations on both academic and clinical topics and has received such notable awards as BSN to MSN organization’s
Top 100 Nursing Professors of 2012 and AWHONN’s Reviewer of the Year for 2011.
Michele J. Beaulieu, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins/All Children's Hospital. She is also an author and educator. Dr. Beaulieu graduated with her doctor of nursing (DNP) degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.
In addition to her full-time neonatal practice, Dr. Beaulieu has been the column editor for "Pointers in Practical Pharmacology" in Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, author and expert reviewer of various peer-reviewed manuscripts and books, and is the co-investigator for several research studies. Her research interests include perinatal safety, extremely low-birth-weight infants, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and the management f high-risk newborns in the delivery room. Dr. Beaulieu has developed and taught clinical and online courses for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, including the University of Connecticut. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Delta Beta chapter) and is actively involved in several neonatal and women’s health professional organizations, among them, the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.