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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Student publishes article in Nursing for Women's Health

Connell School sophomore Kimberly Pomerleau recently published an article entitled "Attracting students to professional organizations: One student's thoughts after attending the AWHONN convention" in Nursing for WomenÂ’s Health.

Connell School sophomore Kimberly Pomerleau recently published an article in Nursing for Women's Health. Pomerleau attended the 2008 conference of a national nursing organization called AWHONN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses) in Los Angeles in June of 2008. Her article, "Attracting students to professional organizations: One student's thoughts after attending the AWHONN convention," highlights the benefits of participation in professional organizations. In addition to the scientific knowledge she gained and the cutting-edge technology she encountered, Pomerleau says she felt a "sense of belonging and connection to the field" and inspiration from the nurse leaders she met. As members of a profession with many different specialties, nurses often become members of organizations such as AWOHNN. These groups provide professional resources and support to nurses who are caring for patients practicing and conducting research in very specialized areas, such as neonatology, gerontology, cancer care, trauma and others.