Save the Date for the 2015 Viginia Section Conference

September 18 and 19, 2015
See the Conferences page for more information

2015 Perinatal Symposium
Enhancing the Future of Complicated Perinatal Nursing
Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:30 am - 4:45 pm
Great Wolf Lodge, Wiliamsburg
Hosted by Riverside Women and Infant Care Complex

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Greetings and Happy New Year!  I trust we have all had a Happy Holiday Season.  A new year is upon us. With this new year, we bring a new beginning to Virginia AWHONN.  Last year in November, I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 AWHONN Leadership Conference in Washington, DC with Jessica Fenton, Secretary/Treasurer, and Public Information Officer, Deanna Daniel.  Although I have worked in Washington DC, I am still awed by the city as the nationís capital.  On Election Day in November, the leadership in Washington changed hands through an orderly, democratic process. This summer, Jessica Fenton and I were elected and reelected to the leadership of Virginia AWHONN.  On behalf of Jessica and myself, we thank you for entrusting us with the leadership. 

As we attended the Leadership conference, we learned how to better severe the membership and we were energized to begin a new term.  At Leadership, we learned that Virginia AWHONN is doing very well as compared to the other 49 sections, but there is room for improvement.   

As announced during the Virginia AWHONN Section Conference at the business meeting, we have implemented several changes for leadership.  First, I have appointed a Section Coordinating Team consisting of the Section Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Public Information Officer, Chapter leaders and two members. The Team is tasked as an advisory to the Chair and a resource to the membership with assisting in meetings, education, and dissemination of information.

I will be appointing Chapter Leaders to fill vacancies and to meet the needs of the membership. Chapter Leaders will serve a two year term with the ability to be appointed for two consecutive terms.  Chapter Leaders will need to hold at least 3 meetings per calendar year to including educational and social/networking.  Chapter Leaders will be expected to contribute to the Section newsletter as to events and updates on chapter activities. New Chapter Leader appointments will began officially on January 1, 2015. 

We are looking forward to an exciting new year with Virginia AWHONN. Our goals for this year is to increase membership, support nursing, and meet the educational needs of nurses providing care to women and newborns.   

Gerald A. Lowe, MSN, RN Section Chair, Virginia AWHONN



One Woman,
One Newborn,
One Thousand Strong!



The 2014 Conference Page now contains the speakers' presentations from the 2014 Virginia AWHONN Section Conference.


AWHONN Webinar Library

The Virginia Section has access to this great educational resource for another year!  It can be used for Chapter meetings and events. We hope you enjoy it's information and the CNE's through your local chapter meetings!

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This website now hosts an employment section that will allow for posting of employment opportunities across the section. In addition, soon we will have a Webinar Library available to all members which will assist in continuing education.





National AWHONN Conference
June 13 - 17, 2015

Conference Information

State AWHONN Conference
September 18 - 19, 2015

Conference Information

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