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Bobbe Ann Gray Accepts Nursing For Women’s Health Writing Award

Monday, June 15, 2015  
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Ohio Nurse Receives Excellence in Writing Award

—Bobbe Ann Gray Accepts Nursing For Women’s Health Writing Award—


Washington, DC, June 15, 2015- The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented its Nursing for Women's Health Excellence in Writing Award to Bobbe Ann Gray, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, for the article in which she was the lead author, “Implications of Psychoactive ‘Bath Salts’ Use During Pregnancy.” The award was presented at the AWHONN national Convention in Long Beach, California.


The 2015 Excellence in Writing Award honors the lead author of an original paper published in Nursing for Women's Health during 2014. Papers were nominated by the journal editor and the winning paper was chosen by members of the Nursing for Women's Health editorial advisory board. Criteria for the award include the timeliness and relevancy of the topic; the readability and practicality of the article; and the potential of the article to meet the mission of the journal, which is to inform and enable nurses to provide optimum, evidence-based nursing care to women and newborns.


"Dr. Gray’s article provides information about the adverse outcomes for pregnant women using the street drug, ‘bath salts’," said AWHONN’s CEO Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN. "It is important for nurses to be aware of the potential maternal, fetal, and neonatal effects of this drug so they can properly care for and educate their patients."


Dr. Gray currently serves as an Associate Professor at Wright State University College of Nursing and Health in Dayton, Ohio. She is also a Curriculum Consultant at Labouré College in Milton, Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. JohnUrsuline College and both her Masters of Science in Nursing and PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gray has contributed to various articles and publications regarding childbirth education, prenatal hospitalization, and family nursing intervention. She has a passion for exploring the psychosocial aspects of high-risk pregnancy through identifying the factors that contribute to these risks.


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