Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

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The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is the foremost nursing authority that advances the health care of women and newborns through advocacy, research and the creation of high quality, evidence-based standards of care.

AWHONN’s 24,000 members worldwide are clinicians, educators and executives who serve as patient care advocates focusing on the needs of women and infants. A leader in professional development, AWHONN holds the distinction of twice receiving the Premier Program award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for innovation and excellence in Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).

Founded in 1969 as the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the association became a separate nonprofit organization called the Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses in 1993.

What we do

AWHONN engages in a number of educational, advocacy and research activities related to its mission: promoting the health of women and newborns. Highlights include:

Publication of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) –

Publication of Nursing for Women’s Health –

The Late Preterm Infant Initiative –

Publication of a consumer magazine, Healthy Mom & Baby –