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Assocation of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

November 28th, 2011

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is an association of nurses and other health care professionals that are interested in or have women’s health, obstetrics or neonatal specialties. They’re mission is to improve the health of women and their newborns. AWHONN was formed in 1993 when they broke off from the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists which was formed in 1969. There are 52 sections, one for each state, one for members of the United States Armed Forces, and one for Canada. The sections are then broken down into local chapters, and more than 22,000 health care professionals belong to this organization.

Roger ArlinerĀ  Young was a zoologist, therefore not particularly interested in nursing, however she did perform some research that helped in our understanding of how radiation impedes embryonic development. As a woman I do believe that she would have supported this organization regardless, but I also think that if given the chance she would have encouraged more research on other elements that could hinder or facilitate the development of the baby.

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