Be part of a global and multicultural initiative to advance the care of preterm and ill infants and their families.

Professional Membership is open to:

  • Anyone who is a certified NIDCAP Professional
  • Other persons who are supportive of the NFI mission and objectives, and are closely associated with NIDCAP work

All Professional applicants are reviewed by the NFI Membership Committee prior to acceptance as a member of the organization.

Become a Member

Stay connected and supported

  • Automatic membership in the NFI Google listserv where NFI Members share information, network and seek advice and consultation
  • Be part of a community of 200 professionals, many of them leaders in their field
  • Expand and deepen your professional relationships

Stay informed and up to date

  • Access to all NIDCAP training materials
  • Access to educational materials (videos, readings)
  • Access to NFI policies
  • Access to NFI Board and Committee Meeting minutes
  • Enjoy discounted rates to NFI webinars
  • Attend the Annual NFI Membership Meeting
  • Attend the annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting for state of the art research and evidence-based presentations in NIDCAP-based care (NIDCAP Trainers and others on invitation)
  • Early access to the Developmental Observer (DO) before it is released to the public. The DO is the semi-annual official newsletter of the NFI, which contains research, projects and experiences related to the NIDCAP work, updates on recent publications, and so much more. The DO is archived at Indiana University ScholarWorks
  • Receive regular summaries of current research through the NFI initiative R3:  Research, Read & Review
  • Receive monthly updates from the NFI President

Become more influential

  • Vote on NFI matters
  • Vote for candidates for the Board of Directors
  • Attend and participate in the Annual Membership Meeting
  • May serve on the NFI Board of Directors
  • May serve on NFI committees and work groups
  • Publish your projects and initiatives in the Developmental Observer

Continue to grow professionally

  • Broaden your resume and skills by participating in initiatives that span various areas of professional development (education, training, fundraising, committee work, mentoring, governance, family support)
  • Be part of a global and multicultural initiative to advance the care of preterm and ill infants
  • Share your work by presenting at the annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting, and have your abstract published in the Developmental Observer.
Become a Member

125.00 USD

Become a Member

If you have any questions about membership, please email us at

I was born three months premature. I was one of the babies studied in the pilot program for NIDCAP. I am now 19 years old and a college sophomore studying journalism with a minor in foreign languages…I write to you in hopes that you…realize that I am another baby, turned young woman that you helped. I do not know where I would be without NIDCAP and hope that it continues to flourish.

– K. A.