In 1991, NFN was founded by Sharon Rohrbach, RN in response to the high infant mortality rate in Greater St. Louis.  In October 2001, Nurses for Newborns opened a second office in Nashville to provide prevention-based support to families in Middle Tennessee. The mission of Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee (NFN) is to provide a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills. The agency’s goals/outcomes for the year include: 95% (760 of 800) of caregivers who screen for substance abuse will be referred to resources. 90% (720 of 800) of caregivers will practice safe-sleep after being educated on the ABC’s of safe sleep (nurses also provide portable cribs should the caregiver need it). 95% (760 of 800) of babies will be current on their childhood immunizations by the time of their last nurse visit.