Nurses for Newborns – Tennessee

We are working to make sure families of all babies in Middle Tennessee receive the healthcare, education, and support they need to thrive.

A Stronger Start

Nurses for Newborns recognizes that a strong start in life paves the way for a lifetime of wellness. We believe that every baby should be as safe and healthy as possible and their families strong and confident in their care. We support families and work hard to prevent premature, challenging births, or rough conditions from taking away the chance to celebrate a babies 1st birthday.

Our Approach

NFN is a free home visitation program, partnering with families to ensure the baby is safe and healthy and the caregiver is strong and confident in their care.

Medical Care

Registered Nurses provide health and developmental assessments.


Evidence-informed program plans are created by home visitors to address identified issues, support family strengths, and develop nurturing parenting skills.

Social & Mental Health Support

Licensed Social Workers assist RN’s with environmental and mental health concerns.

Resource Support

Items such as diapers, formula, breast feeding pumps, and safety equipment are provided to promote the health and safety of both mother and child.

“As a neonatologist taking care of the most vulnerable infants, I am deeply attuned to the critical need this organization fulfills for Middle Tennessee. In addition to the support and medical care, Nurses for Newborns provides education and guidance to families to assist them in accessing other resources in the community making it a unique model. For the past decade, I have witnessed the impact Nurses for Newborns can have in the lives of vulnerable children and their families.”

Dr. Stephanie Attarian

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neonatology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Get Involved


Are you interested in volunteering to help families with babies receive basic goods and services?


Get involved in our many events that happen throughout the year! Visit our events page to learn more!


Are you interested in working in a non-profit that truly makes a difference in the community?

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We are working hard to make sure every baby in our community is healthy and thriving while their caregivers have the best resources and support they need.

We can’t do it without you.