About AWHONN

Our Mission
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns. Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

AWHONN’s Strategic Priorities 2017 – 2019
Goal I: Increase diversity across all aspects of the organization in order to represent the populations we serve.

Goal II: Elevate AWHONN’s visibility within/among healthcare systems, professionals, academic organizations, legislative and regulatory bodies, media and consumers

Goal III: Increase Membership

Goal IV: Utilize technology to support change, innovation and relevance.

Goal V: Become the leading nursing authority in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing.

Goal VI: Diversify AWHONN’s revenue portfolio.

AWHONN’s Vision & Values

Core Ideology Core Purpose: AWHONN is an organization of nurses committed to the health of women and newborns.
Core Values: (as expressed in the acronym “CARING”)
Commitment to professional and social responsibility
Accountability for personal and professional contributions
Respect for diversity of and among colleagues and clients
Integrity in exemplifying the highest standards in personal and professional behavior
Nursing Excellence for quality outcomes in practice, education, research, advocacy and management
Generation of Knowledge to enhance the science and practice of nursing to improve the health of women and newborns

Vision-Level Goal
AWHONN will be essential to the health of women and newborns. AWHONN will be recognized for its commitment to promoting the health of women and newborns. AWHONN will be a culturally and ethnically diverse nursing association that is an integral part of an international network delivering innovative, evidence-based, and affordable quality programs, products and services with interested world partners.

Professionals and consumers will consider AWHONN the leading nursing authority, advocate and source for the latest in nursing research trends and nursing care related to the health of women and newborns. AWHONN will be one of the most influential health care organizations in the public policy arena.

AWHONN’s Diversity Statement
AWHONN is committed to promoting diversity throughout the organization by recruiting, retaining and mentoring a diverse workforce of women’s health and maternal child nurses. We are dedicated to integrate cultural competence and diversity into all aspects of our work and the communities we serve.

Guiding Principles
AWHONN strives to shape a diverse work environment that promotes opportunity for personal and professional growth.
AWHONN has a responsibility to incorporate evidence based practice in all educational materials for the diverse populations we serve.
AWHONN encourages a diverse workforce that complements that of women, newborns
and their families.