Newborn screening programs are state mandated to ensure that all infants are screened for specific conditions at birth, providing the opportunity for early intervention and prevention of adverse outcomes.
Sharron Forest, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Sharron Forest, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, has 30 years of experience in neonatal critical care nursing, 25 of which are as a neonatal nurse practitioner. She is an associate professor and DNP program director at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her research and grant activities focus on maternal tobacco prevention and breastfeeding initiatives.