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Amy Jnah, DNP, NNP-BC

Director, Neonatal NP Concentration
Clinical Assistant Professor
Advanced Nursing Practice & Education
Office: 3171 Health Sciences Building
Phone: (216) 375-9228
Email: jnaha@ecu.edu

Dr. Jnah is a program director, actively practicing neonatal nurse practitioner, clinical and academic researcher, and author. She is a proud spouse to a U.S. Army field-grade officer and mother to two wonderful children. 

Bio

Dr. Jnah is an Assistant Professor (Clinical) with the East Carolina University College of Nursing. She is the Director for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration (MSN) with East Carolina University and an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jnah maintains an active clinical practice as a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner. She also maintains an active academic and clinical research trajectory and has published several book chapters as well as numerous articles within high-impact nursing journals. 

Research Interests

Mentoring, role modeling and self-efficacy in graduate nursing students

Non-invasive testing strategies with premature and term neonates 

Blog/Twitter/Facebook links

News

Referred Articles/Papers

Meredith, J., Jnah, A., & Newberry, D. (2017). The NICU environment: Infusing single-family room benefits into the open-bay. Neonatal Network. [In press]. 

Bell, T., Newberry, D., Jnah, A., & DeMeo, S. (2016). Congenital mesoblastic nephroma in a presenting with refractory hypertension in a premature neonate: A case report. Neonatal Network. [In press].

Register, C., Jnah, A. & Newberry, D. (2016). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Interprofessional care of the neonate and family grounded in Swanson’s caring theory. Neonatal Network, 35(6), 1-11.

Bowles, J., Jnah, A., Newberry, D., Hubbard, C. (2016). Infants with technology dependence: Facilitating the road to home. Advances in Neonatal Care. 16(6).

Jnah, A., Newberry, D., Trembath, A. N., Robertson, T. R., Downing, A., Greene, M., & Sewell, K. (2016). Neonatal resuscitation training: Implications of course construct and discipline compartmentalization on role confusion and role ambiguity. Advances in Neonatal Care, 16(3), 201-210.

Casey, J., Jnah, A., & Newberry, D. (2016). Early bubble continuous positive airway pressure: Investigating interprofessional best practices for the NICU team. Neonatal Network, 35(3), 125-134.

Garcia, K., Jnah, A., & Newberry, D. (2016). Pairing of Best Practices to Reduce Length of Stay with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Finnegan Scoring Tool and Cue-Based Feedings. Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing: Open Access. ISSN2470-0983. 

Teague, A., Jnah, A., & Newberry, D. (2015). Intraprofessional excellence in nursing: Collaborative strategies for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Neonatal Network, 34(6), 320-328.

Jnah, A. & Robinson, C. (2015). Mentoring and self-efficacy: Implications for the neonatal nurse practitioner workforce. Advances in Neonatal Care. 15(5), e3-e11.

Jnah, A., Newberry, D., & England, A. (2015). Pentalogy of Cantrell: Case study and review of the literature. Advances in Neonatal Care, 15(4), 261-268.

Jnah, A. (2011, December).  Apnea of prematurity. Mosby’s Neonatal Nursing Online Course.

Jnah, A. (2008, November). Family-centered care in the neonatal intensive care unit.  Nursing Network, pp. 4-5.

Book Chapters

Jnah, A., Newberry, D., & Robertson, T. (2016). Neonatal Dermatology. Under Review, In Bellini, S. & Beaulieu, M. (Eds.), Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing: A Case-Based Learning Approach.

Reis, P. & Jnah, A. (2016). How Perinatal History Impacts Neonatal Outcomes. Under Review, In Gardner, S. & Snell, B.J. (Eds.), Care of the Well Newborn Through the First Month of Life.

Jnah, A. & Schuler, M. (2016). Legal and ethical Issues in nursing. In M. Schuler (Ed.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill RN Refresher Program. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina.

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers

Grants

Jnah, A. Newberry, D. & Robertson, T. (2015-2016). Funded Amount: $6,700.00

Focus: Interventional correlational study of paired transcutaneous and serum total bilirubin levels in premature infants 30-34 6/7 weeks’ gestation.

Location: WakeMed Health System, Raleigh, NC.

 

Jnah, A. (2009). Grant Funding Award $1,250.00.

Focus: Development of a PICC line insertion training program in the NICU.

Location: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Refereed Presentations

Jnah, A. (2016, April). Simulation-Based Training: Establishing and Maintaining Psychomotor Skills Competency. Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Durham, NC. Podium presentation.

Jnah, A. (2015, October). Fostering the growth of the NNP profession through mentoring. National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Podium, Special Interest Group Break-out Session.

Jnah, A. (2015, October). Mentoring and self-efficacy: Implications for the neonatal nurse practitioner workforce. Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Podium and Poster Presentation.

Jnah, A. (2015, April). Why you? Why me? Why now? Rescuing an endangered profession through the use of mentoring. Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Podium Presentation.

Jnah, A., Newberry, D., & Robertson, T. (2014, September). Interprofessional Faculty Mentoring and the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Student. Association of Neonatal Nurses National Convention; New Orleans, LA. Poster presentation.

Jnah, A., Newberry, D., & Robertson, T. (2014, October). Interprofessional Faculty Mentoring and the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Student. Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.  Poster Presentation.

Jnah, A. (2014, October). Mentoring Behaviors: Implications for the Novice Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Poster presentation.

Jnah, A. (2009, September).   Catheter-related sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Exploration of literature and strategies to decrease nosocomial infection rates in the neonatal population. Part II.  Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Regional Roundtable.

Jnah, A. (2009, August).   Catheter-related sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Exploration of literature and strategies to decrease nosocomial infection rates in the neonatal population. Part I.  Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Regional Roundtable. Podium presentation.

Jnah, A. & Schulte. A. (2008, November).  Thermoregulation and the preterm neonate.  Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Podium presentation.

Jnah, A. (2006).  Pre-deployment preparation for military families: A monthly guide to family readiness. 2-23 INF Division, 2nd Battalion, Charlie Company. Podium Presentation.

Jnah, A. (2006) Noise and its effect on the preterm infant. Madigan Army Medical Center Research Days Event. Poster presentation.

Jnah, A. (2001) Newborn thermoregulation: promoting a stable transition to extra uterine life. Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Poster Presentation.

Non-Referred Presentations

Invited Presentations

Jnah, A. (2015, October). Fostering the growth of the NNP profession through mentoring. National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Podium, Special Interest Group Break-out Session.

Jnah, A. (2015, October). Mentoring and self-efficacy: Implications for the neonatal nurse practitioner workforce. Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Podium and Poster Presentation.

Consultations

Special Projects/Faculty Development

Research Activities

Primary Investigator. (2016-2017). Investigating pain reactivity in term and late preterm infants exposed to invasive blood sampling methodologies by registered nurses. WakeMed Health System, Raleigh, NC.

Co-Primary Investigator. (2016-2017). NEAR4NEOS multicenter neonatal intubation observational study. WakeMed Health System, Raleigh, NC.

Co-Primary Investigator. (2015-2016). Interventional correlational study of paired transcutaneous and serum total bilirubin levels in premature infants 30-34 6/7 weeks gestation. WakeMed Health System, Raleigh, NC.

Primary Investigator. (2015). Mentoring, Self-efficacy and self-confidence in neonatal nurse practitioner students. University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Courses Taught

NURS 6417, 6418, 6419, 6420, 641, 6422, 6423, 6424, 6425, 6993

Dissertation Committees

DNP Project Committees

Amador, J. (2015-2016). Implementation of STABLE training in a Level III NICU. Doctor of Nursing Practice Committee Chair.

Jones, C. (2014-2015). Implementation of the Best Evidence: Probiotics in the Neonatal Intensive Care Setting in an Effort to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants. Doctor of Nursing Practice Committee Chair.

Brock, W. (2014-2015). Improving effective interdisciplinary communication in a neonatal intensive care unit. Doctor of Nursing Practice Committee Member.

Special Assignments/Faculty Development

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Skills Lab. Skills lab/simulation-based learning of technical procedures (intubation, thoracotomy, needle aspiration, PICC line insertion and dressing change, sterile dress, chest tube insertion, peripheral arterial line insertion) and neonatal resuscitations.

  • August 2016: East Carolina University (host site)
  • June 2015: East Carolina College of Nursing (host site)
  • June 2014: University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital (host site)
  • June 2013: University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital (host site)

*Jnah, A. (2012, September). PICC Line Insertion, Care, and Management; Chest Tube Insertion and Management; Umbilical Catheters Insertion and Care; Blood Transfusions and the Neonate; Neonatal Abstinence and the Finnegan Scoring System. FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital NICU Skills Fair.

Jnah, A. (2012, August).  Apnea of Prematurity.  UNC Chapel Hill Pediatric Medical Residents Lecture Series.

Jnah, A. (2012, March).  Hyperbilirubinemia: non-hemolytic.  Physiology and implications for care of the preterm and term neonate. UNC Chapel Hill Pediatric Medical Residents Lecture Series.

Service

Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Board Member, 2016-2018.

National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Mentoring Task Force (2015-2016).

National Association of Neonatal Nurses, APN Special Interest Group, Facilitator (2016).

Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

Honors and Awards

Academic Scholarship for DNP Studies. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013-2014.

Distinguished Graduate, East Carolina University Graduate School of Nursing, 2008.

Academic Tuition Remission. East Carolina University Graduate School of Nursing, 2006-2007.

Naval Achievement Medal, US Navy, 1999. Awarded bronze star in 2002.

Bronze Star, US Navy, 2002.

Navy Commendation Medal, US Navy, 1999.

Distinguished Military Graduate, Lions Club, 1998

4-Year Undergraduate ROTC Academic Scholarship, Marquette University, 1994-1998.