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.
Dr. Michele Beaulieu, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC is a full time neonatal nurse practitioner, as well as author, researcher and educator. Dr. Beaulieu graduated with
her Doctor of Nursing (DNP) degree from Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
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, and co-investigator for several research studies. Her research interests include perinatal
safety, extremely low birth-weight infants, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and the management of high-risk newborns in the delivery room.
Dr. Beaulieu has developed and taught online courses for master’s neonatal nurse practitioner programs. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Delta Beta
Chapter) and is actively involved in several neonatal and women’s health professional organizations: Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
(FANNP), Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), National Association of Neonatal Nurses
(NANN), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the National League of Nurses (NLN).