Welcome to Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee

Thank you for your interest in Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee! Our registered nurses make home visits to provide health-care assessments, education and positive parenting skills in effort to prevent infant mortality and child abuse/neglect. Services are provided to new and pregnant mothers and continue through the child’s second birthday.

We are currently in the midst of our Promising16 Campaign. The Promising16 Campaign provides supporters an opportunity to celebrate and invest in the future of Nurses for Newborns as we go beyond being a promising approach and become an evidence-based model. Partner with us as we move into our 16th year of serving babies and families in our community. The Promising Approach grant provides funding for 16% of our visits to clients. Our goal is to raise $16,000 per month for 16 months in order to maintain service to these clients during this period of transition and growth.

Click here to learn more about the Promising16 Campaign and ways you can partner with us to save babies and strengthen families.

Key Facts

  • Tennessee currently ranks 36th in the nation for infant mortality, according to Kids Count 2015.
  • Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee is a division of the agency headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • We are currently serving six Middle Tennessee counties: Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson.
  • In fiscal year 2016, we provided about 3,000 home visits to families.
  • Money raised in Tennessee stays in Tennessee.

In an average week in Tennessee*:

  • 1,569 babies are born
  • 169 are born preterm
  • 140 are born low birth weight (less than 5.5 lbs)
  • 10 babies pass away before reaching their first birthday

*Retrieved from March of Dimes PeriStats, January 2017

Together we can make a difference!

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.