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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 more than 350,000 nurses working in women's health, obstetrics, and neonatal nursing nationwide.


Our suite of member benefits are influenced by your nursing peers and all of it provides guidance which allow you to grow in your profession by staying informed on best practices, latest industry developments, and so much more.


We hope to welcome you to AWHONN as a member very soon!

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Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Instant Access to AWHONN Journals with FREE CNE*

Our award-winning journals, JOGNN & Nursing for Women’s Health keep readers current on the latest best practices, research, and evidence-based content. Visit to learn more! 
*Available only to Full and Student members.



Free Educational Tools & Resources

30+ FREE webinars with CNE and other easily-accessible forms of clinical education on key topics, including Fetal Heart Monitoring. Go to to gain access.



New Member Recruitment Rewards

Recruit your friends and colleagues to become new members and earn exciting rewards



AWHONN Career Center

Whether you’re looking for an internship, your first job, or an exciting new professional challenge, the AWHONN Career Center has all of the tools & resources you need! FREE services allow you to:

  • Post  your resume
  •  Apply for jobs
  • Set up customized job alerts
  •  Access a vibrant library of how-to webinars, including resume writing

Create your profile at and get started today!



Monthly Membership e-Newsletter, AWHONN Express

This monthly electronic newsletter is full of up-to-date information our members need to stay informed. Topics include:


  • News from AWHONN Headquarters
  • Member Benefit Highlights
  • Advocacy Efforts
  • Research Priorities & Opportunities
  • Nursing Tips

Your FREE subscription is automatic with your membership!








Professional Development & Leadership Opportunities

Participate in a variety of activities to keep you current and involved, including serving on a committee, competing for research grants, becoming a Section leader, participating in our Emerging
Leader Program, advocating on Capitol Hill, speaking at our annual Convention, and so much more!


Visit to see opportunities.



Networking at the Local, Regional and National Level

Make life-long connections year-round through the annual Convention, volunteer groups, online networks, and locally through your Section and Chapter local events.


Value of Membership

Value of Membership

*Convention discount and journals do not apply to E or Retired Members

Full Membership

Nurses and other interested parties, receiving all member benefits. RNs may vote and hold office and serve on Committees.


Full Membership (two year)

Nurses and other interested parties, receiving all member benefits. RNs may vote and hold office and serve on Committees.



Nurses and other interested parties, receiving partial member benefits (excludes journals). May not vote or hold office.



E-Membership (two year)

Nurses and other interested parties, receiving partial member benefits (excludes journals). May not vote or hold office.


Student Membership 

Must be a full-time undergraduate student and must produce proof of current enrollment in a nursing program (undergraduate) each year. Receives all benefits. Student members do not have voting privileges. 



Retired Membership

Must be at least 65, no longer working as a nurse, with 3 consecutive years of previous Full membership. Retired members receive partial benefits (excludes journals), may serve on committees. Retired members do not have voting privileges.





As a nurse you have the ability to make a difference in your patients’ lives. AWHONN membership provides you with the resources, tools and opportunities to provide the best care to your patients. JOIN NOW
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Online Learning Center
The definitive resource for interactive, engaging CNE education through our Postpartum Hemorrhage, Maternal Fetal Triage and POEP online courses, webinars, award-winning journals and much more. ACCESS NOW


Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with educational activities.

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