Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee


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.