Blue Ridge Chapter Meeting
April 25, 2017

South Central Chapter Meeting
April 25, 2017

Check here for the dedicated pages of our nine chapters.

Interested in learning more about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders?

 Want to meet other like-minded people?

 Here's your chance...come to the kick-off meeting of the 

Northern Virginia Maternal Mental Health Collaborative

 May 3, 2017    7:30 - 9 pm

INOVA Women's Hospital

3300 Gallows Road, Fairfax VA

5th Floor "Living Room"


 RSVP to Adrienne Griffen, by May 1, 2017

 The Collaborative will meet quarterly for networking and professional development. - NEXT DATES:  August 2, November 1

Calling all Nurses!

On behalf of the new Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative (VNPC), I am extending an invitation to all Virginia RNís and NPís to join a quality improvement collaborative that is being formed to ensure that every mother has the best possible perinatal care and every infant born in Virginia has the best possible start to life. Our mission statement includes utilizing evidence-based, data-driven collaborative process that involves care providers for women and infants as well as state and local leaders who will work together to create a stronger and healthier Virginia.  Based on the success of other state perinatal collaboratives, we believe that it is time for Virginia to form our own team to improve the care of infants and pregnant women in the Commonwealth.

To start, we are planning on a meeting in Richmond at the VCU Childrenís Center on May 12, 2017 (directions and call-in details to follow). Our first initiatives will include partnering with the Vermont-Oxford Network with plans to participate in statewide projects involving neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and antibiotic stewardship.

Please use this email link to let us know of your interest (or one of your colleagues) in participating in the VNPC and we can place you on the distribution list and include you in the collaborative.

Barbara Snapp, DNP, NNP-BC

Childrenís National Health System
Washington, DC

2017 Virginia AWHONN Section Conference

Speakers' Presentations are linked from our

2017 Conference Page

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Legislative News

The Legislative Coalition of Virginia Nurses tracks bills related to nursing interests in Virginia. AWHONN is represented at the meetings by Dr. Nina Beamon, RNC-AWHC.  Dr. Beamon also serves as the President of LCVN, and was present at the January 9 meeting. If you want to follow the bills, you can like LCVN on Facebook or ask Dr. Beamon to follow bills on specific topics. You can also find information about the bills in Virginia from this website:

If you want to know who your representative is or contact that person about a bill, use this website:

Bills of interest include:

HB489/SB158--requires sexual assault evidence to be processed

HJ29/HR19--Life begins at conception

SB20--places member of ACOG on medical home advisory council, but not nurses

SB81--curriculum for law enforcement of sexual assaults on campus

SB183--removes prohibition against insurance coverage of abortion

SB248--allows a minor who has been sexually assaulted to be deemed as an adult for evidence recovery

SB264--NPs with 2,000 hours of supervised experience can practice without supervision in medically underserved areas and FQHC

SB265--enhanced compact so nurses can practice in several states--VBON would like members to contact Sen. Dance and offer support--those currently with multi-state compact will be grandfathered into new enhanced compact Also, the Governor has put money in the budget for access to birth control.

Dr. Beamon's contact information:


AWHONN Webinar Library

The Virginia Section has access to this great educational resource for another year!  It can be used for Chapter meetings and events. We hope you enjoy it's information and the CNE's through your local chapter meetings!

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