Welcome to the AWHONN North Carolina Section


Welcome to the AWHONN North Carolina Section website!  Our mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education and advocacy.  We are 905 strong. If you are interested in joining our community and becoming more active at the local level, email us at northcarolina@awhonnsection.org for more information or explore our new website!

Michele Woods MSN RN BC-NE/ Section Chair

Heather Vess MSN RN / Secretary-Treasurer

NC Section Conference Cancelled

After much consideration and discussion, the AWHONN NC Section has made the difficult decision that the 49th Annual North Carolina Section Conference scheduled for March 27, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Trianglcannot be held. Over the past week, many academic centers, health systems and businesses have issued notices that do not allow for domestic travel. This list continues to grow and has a direct impact on our educational sessions.

 Our team has been eagerly anticipating and preparing for this year’s meeting, however; the ongoing health crisis has been a serious concern for us all, and its implications have substantially affected the logistics of the meeting. The health, safetyand well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, speakersand members are our highest priority. Our team has been discussing daily, the recommendations from the U.S. CDC and the WHO, in conjunction with National AWHONN. Considering these factors, it has become very clear that cancelling is the right thing to do.  

All of those who have registered will be issued a refund of the registration fee within the next 30 days. It is the responsibility of each attendee to cancel hotel and travel plans/reservations. For further questions or concerns please email awhonn.north.carolina@gmail.com.

I am grateful to everyone who has worked so hard with the planning of the 2020 conference and to those who will continue to assist with next steps for our 2021 event. Our vital work will continue in the days and weeks ahead.

Thank you for your commitment to the health of women and newborns and to our wonderful nursing profession.


Michele Woods

NC Section Chair