Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty, alumni, students, staff, preceptors and more than 3,000 health care professionals will gather in Tampa, Fla. at the leading convention for nurses in the obstetric, neonatal and women’s health disciplines.
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) convention is set for June 23-27, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. at the Tampa Convention Center. The 2018 AWHONN Convention aims to ignite passion and empower nurses to transform care.
Attendees will learn to cultivate strategies to maximize collaboration and partnerships; enhance the visibility and influence of the nursing profession; and identify solutions to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes.
Those participating will also have the opportunity to visit dozens of exhibits at the Expo Hall, which is open at various times throughout the convention. FNU will have its own booth in the Expo Hall as well, run by FNU students and staff.
Participants from FNU’s broad network will have two special connections at the event this year.
New FNU graduate Paris Maloof-Bury, CNEP class 140, will present “Feminism and Physiology: Partnering with Women to Support Vaginal Birth and Prevent the ‘UnneCesarean’” on Tuesday, June 26, a repeating educational session at the convention.
FNU DNP student, Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM is leading coordination of the 2018 AWHONN Leadership Summit, which will take place on June 23, 2018 to kick off the 2018 Convention. Ruhl is the Director of Women’s Health Programs at the AWHONN national headquarters. Ruhl and a dedicated team of internal AWHONN staff and volunteer experts are planning an interactive event which will both challenge and inspire attendees to explore what equity means for the women and families they serve and for their colleagues.
This year, the Summit will address racial and ethnic disparities, both in maternal health and in the nursing workforce. Ruhl’s hopes are that the 2018 Summit and the Convention as a whole will be impactful to all parties, leaving them with actionable steps to implement in their own health care environments.
You can review the 2018 AWHONN Leadership Summit agenda here.
To learn more about the 2018 AWHONN Convention, go here.