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As a leader among the nation’s nursing associations, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal specialties in the United States.

AWHONN arms its nurses with the resources and evidence-based education to improve patient outcomes by delivering superior health care to women and newborns in hospitals, in-home health and ambulatory care settings.

As an AWHONN member, you'll have access to: 

Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Award-Winning Nursing Journals
Members receive complimentary subscriptions to both of AWHONN's award-winning journals, Nursing for Women's Health and Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). This includes online access to all articles in both publications. NON-MEMBER SUBSCRIPTIONS PRICED AT $284.

AWHONN Website
Easily access all of your FREE or discounted exclusive member-only content, including practice briefs, journals, research, webinars, continuing education via our Online Learning Center, and the member center. Access your discount codes to exclusive savings on a variety of products and services through our affinity program.

Guidelines for Professional Registered Nurse Staffing for Perinatal Units
This AWHONN member-favorite gives you the framework you need to implement registered nurse staffing that results in quality care and more time at the bedside. Use this resource to plan nurse staffing on perinatal units, including antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery. FREE FOR MEMBERS; $49.95 FOR NON-MEMBERS.

Practice Briefs
AWHONN’s FREE practice briefs can be used as a quick-reference guide that can and should be incorporated into your clinical practice. Each brief provides a summary of the pertinent details of each technique and rationale for why it should be used in practice.

Local, Regional and National Networking
Whether you enjoy large crowds or small groups, in-person or online, AWHONN has the right opportunities for you to establish life-long connections through our Section and Chapter events, Annual Convention, and volunteer groups.

New Member Recruitment Awards
By recruiting your friends and co-workers to join AWHONN you can earn great prizes while doing your part to strengthen your profession at the same time.

And So Much More!


Reasons to Join

Reasons to Join

  1. Stay up-to-date professionally. Your patients depend on you to provide them with the best possible care. AWHONN’s educational content makes sure you’re prepared.
  2. Access to standards/guidelines for practice. Our practice briefs serve as quick-reference guides which should be incorporated into your clinical practice. Summaries of pertinent details of each technique provide rationale.
  3. Professional development & personal growth. AWHONN’s resources keep you ahead of the pack with the latest trends and practices in your profession so you can advance your career and influence others.
  4. Free subscriptions to award-winning journals. Receive both print and online editions of Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) and Nursing for Women’s Health (NWH).
  5. Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) – online and in-person. Whether you prefer a local classroom setting or the convenience of online education, AWHONN allows you to obtain CNE both ways.

Value of Membership

Value of Membership

Member Categories & Dues

Member Categories & Dues

Full Membership: $192 USD Full Members are registered nurses (RNs) in a state or territory of the United States. Full Members receive all benefits, may hold office, and may vote.

Associate Membership: $168 USD Associate Members are nurses with LPN or LVN certification or other individuals (non-nurse) involved or interested in women's health, obstetric or neonatal specialties. Associate members receive all benefits, but cannot hold office or vote.

International Membership: $216 USD International Members are nurses or other interested parties residing outside the US or its territories (other than members of the US Armed Forces). RN's may vote.

Special Membership: $96 USD

Student Members Available to students for a maximum of 4 years. Must be a full-time student and supply proof of current enrollment. Student members receive all benefits. Student RNs may vote.

Retired Members Retirees are 62 years of age and no longer working as a nurse. Must have a minimum of 3 years of AWHONN membership to be eligible. Retired members receive all benefits. Retired RNs may vote.

Group Membership

Save 10% on Group Membership when 5 or more nurses join or renew together. Learn More

Membership is for one year from the date dues are received. Membership dues are nonrefundable. You may cancel your membership at anytime after one year.