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AWHONN MN Section is a growing community of nurses interested in the issues of women and newborns. Please browse our site to find out more about us, what we do, and available resources to promote the health of women and newborns.

Step Up March 4th!

Join MN Milk Bank for Babies for an Evening of Impact & Support

You’re Invited to “Step up for Tiny Feet”
on Monday, March 4th!
*a casual f
undraising event*

Date: March 4, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM, Program begins at 6:30 PM)
Location: Finnegan’s Brewery, 817 5th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Complimentary food, Cash bar.


This promises to be an evening filled with inspiration and the opportunity to make a difference in the little lives served by the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies.

Event Highlights:

  • 5:00 PM: Doors open for the event
  • 6:30–7:00 PM: Formal program featuring a heartfelt milk donor story, recipient story, and a special message from our Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • 8:00 PM: Event concludes

Tickets are $75.00 per person.
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AWHONN's Accountability, Belonging, and Culture Statement

As AWHONN continues to evolve, we are reminded of our commitment to support the nurses who strive to provide culturally proficient and gender-affirming care for all women, transgender people, non-binary people, birthing people, and newborns regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, language, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, carceral state, dis/ability, citizenship, immigration status, income, or health insurance status. As an organization, we are adopting the following principles to guide us further toward our mission and vision.

Guiding Principals

  • Accountability. AWHONN holds itself accountable to its members, patients, and communities to actively drive and participate in actions that disrupt and dismantle antiquated, oppressive, and non-scientific practices, ideologies, or beliefs that interfere with the provision of accessible and equitable care.  
  • Belonging. AWHONN is intentional about creating safe environments where all members feel they are seen, valued, and belong. When members feel they belong, they achieve greater professional success, personal satisfaction, and a lifelong commitment to nursing.  
  • Culture. AWHONN supports and advocates for a collective fundamental shift in the culture of nursing to address America’s health care crisis by committing to the professional growth and advancement of nursing. This includes eliminating barriers to recruiting (horizontal and vertical violence, burnout, moral injury, etc.) and retaining a well-prepared and representative nursing workforce.

We look forward to continuing to build a community based on these principles for generations to come.

Available Now: Hypertension in Pregnancy Resources from MNPQC

MNPQC's Hypertension in Pregnancy & the Postparum Period Initiative was created to improve the identification, treatment, and follow up of hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period. The workgroup has created several tools for your use and dissemination: 

Providers/Nurses: The toolkit above, the MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy Therapy Care Process Model, was created to help you better diagnose, treat, and educate your patients on hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Please share these materials, bookmark the page, and check back for the most up-to-date information.

Providers/Nurses/Department Managers & Educators: The information in the above ER & Outpatient Treatment of Hypertension in Pregnancy Poster outlines treatment of pregnant and postpartum women presenting to the Emergency Room/Department, Urgent Care, or clinic setting with hypertension. The information is taken from pages 19-20 of the full MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnacy Therapy Care Process Model posted below.  Feel free to download & print this poster for use in your facility. For additional details and treatment information on treating hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period, please review the full toolkit. 

Providers/Nurses: The information in the above 2-page document outlines treatment of pregnant and postpartum women presenting to the Emergency Room/Department with hypertension. The information is taken from pages 19-20 of the full MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnacy Therapy Care Process Model posted above. For additional details and treatment information on treating hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period, please review the full toolkit. 

Visit our Related Resources page for additional websites, links, and educational events. 

Minnesota Section Website Questions? Contact Becky Gams