Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Posted by: Mary Elkordy

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) recently announced this year’s Millennial Nurse Scholarship recipients. For the second year, AWHONN is partnering with Huggies® to award four scholarships for millennial nurses to attend AWHONN’s Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida, on June 23-27, 2018. These scholarships provide the opportunity for select nurses to expand their professional development in their specialty of women’s health, neonatal and obstetrics.

This year, AWHONN received 138 video submissions from millennial nurses across the country. Recipients of the scholarship will receive registration, hotel, and airfare. In addition, scholarship recipients have the unique opportunity to participate in Huggies educational programs and events throughout the year, and they will also receive a one-year full membership to AWHONN.

This year’s Millennial Nurse Scholarship recipients are:

  • Sophia Viamonte, Registered Nurse at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, WA
  • Jennifer Delgado, Registered Nurse, Postpartum at Inova Health System in Alexandria, VA
  • Alexis Oseiwusu, Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, at Hartford Hospital in East Hartford, CT
  • Tia Ajao, Clinical Nurses, Well Baby Nursery, at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD

“Sophia Viamonte, Jennifer Delgado, Alexis Oseiwusu and Tia Ajao’s individual commitments to improving the health of women and newborns through education and clinical practice have impacted the lives of countless individuals,” said AWHONN’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE. “Their exemplary dedication to the nursing profession makes them a clear choice to be this year’s recipients of AWHONN’s Millennial Nurse Scholarship.”

“We’d like to congratulate these four talented scholarship recipients for their achievements and contributions to newborn health and development. Further, we’d like to thank the many bright, nurse applicants who go the extra mile in their roles every day to provide babies, families and communities with the care and skills they need to thrive,” said Aric Melzl, General Manager of Huggies Healthcare at Kimberly-Clark. “We are thrilled to support the next generation of nurses by facilitating their continued education within their practices.”

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Since 1969, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has been the foremost authority  promoting the health of women and newborns and strengthening the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education, and other professional and clinical resources.  AWHONN represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal nursing across the United States.  Learn more about AWHONN at www.awhonn.org.

About the Huggies Brand
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That’s why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents’ hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive – from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals* and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program, visit the “Why Huggies?” page at Huggies.com.

*based on verified shipments to US hospitals for the 52 weeks ending 12/30/17.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Viva and WypAll, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the company’s 146-year history of innovation, visit kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.