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Alabama Nurse Receives Community Service Award
Dr. Aimee Chism Holland Accepts AWHONN Award of Excellence in Community Service
NEWS RELEASE: June 16, 2014
CONTACT: Kelly Mack 202-296-2002
Washington, DC -The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) presented the 2014 Award of Excellence in Community Service to Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, RD, for her dedication to improving the lives of women and newborns through community service. The award was presented at the AWHONN national convention in Orlando, Florida.
AWHONN presents its Award of Excellence in Community Service each year to an AWHONN member with an outstanding history of individual contributions to promote women's or newborns' health in a community and reflects AWHONN's mission and standards through their work in the community. Winners have made contributions to obstetric and neonatal nursing.
Dr. Holland is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In that capacity, she teaches and advises nursing students and is the coordinator of the dual adult-gerontology primary care and women's health nurse practitioner specialty track at the School of Nursing. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she maintains a faculty practice focusing on women's health and primary care services at the UAB Student Health Services Clinic. Dr. Holland is actively involved as an ambassador for the National Health Service Corps, building on her clinical experiences in one of Alabama's Federally Qualified Health Centers.
"Dr. Holland's efforts to provide care for the underserved has improved the lives of women and girls in her community," said AWHONN's Chief Executive Officer Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN. "Her work with the National Health Service Corps shows how integral nursing care is to improving the health of a community."
Dr. Holland received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nutrition from the University of Alabama; her Master of Science in nursing from Vanderbilt University; and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is dual certified as a women's health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner. Dr. Holland has been published in peer reviewed journals and presents at national conferences in the area of women's health.
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 represents the interests of the more than 350,000 nurses who care for women (throughout their lifespan) and newborns. The membership of AWHONN is at a 15-year high and growing at 24,000.
AWHONN's members 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 receiving the Premier Program award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for innovation and excellence in Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) three times.
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.
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