Monday, June 13, 2016 

Halifax Nurse Awarded Clinical Nursing Journal’s Writing Award
Kathryn Hayward Accepts Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing Award—

Washington, DC, June 13, 2016 – The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)the research journal of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), today presented its Best of JOGNN Award to Kathryn Hayward, MN, RN, IBCLC, for her article entitled, “Effect of Cobedding Twins on Coregulation, Infant State, and Twin Safety.” The award was presented at the AWHONN national Convention in Grapevine, Texas.

The Best of JOGNN Award honors the first author of an original article published in JOGNN. Articles are nominated by the editors, and the winning paper is chosen by the members of the JOGNN Editorial Advisory Board. Criteria for the award include the originality of the work; the clarity and scholarliness of the writing; the potential for the paper to significantly affect the care of women, infants, and/or childbearing families; and the interdisciplinary importance of the work. The award is sponsored by GE Healthcare—Centricity™ Perinatal.

Ms. Hayward has been involved in neonatal nursing practice, education, and research for more than 30 years and has contributed to more than 58 related publications and presentations across Canada and the United States. She is currently an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a funded researcher in the area of interprofessional education. She has previously practiced as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse and clinical educator.

“Ms. Hayward’s contributions to neonatal health and education are exceptional,” said JOGNN Editor Nancy K. Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. “With her vast experience in the field, she understands the critical need for safe sleep and the special considerations for multiples.”

“GE Healthcare recognizes the critical roles nurses play in the health of women and newborns, and we’re pleased to be associated with this award honoring the best in original writing that supports the care of women, infants and childbearing,” said Dave Hale, VP, GE Healthcare IT.

Ms. Hayward earned her Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing from Dalhousie University. She is a certified lactation consultant and an active member of the Halifax Breastfeeding Community of Practice.

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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

Now in its 45th year of publication, the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) is an internationally ranked scientific and technical journal published bimonthly by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. JOGNN is online at

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