How to get employer support to attend the 2014 AWHONN Convention.

We believe that the five days of the AWHONN 2014 Convention will be the most cost-effective and rewarding professional development experience you have in 2014. You will experience a full year of benefits in the form of new and greater knowledge that you can apply directly to patient care.

Justification Letter

This letter is designed to help you talk to your manager about funding your trip to the 2014 AWHONN Convention. Feel free to customize the letter to your needs. Just download and save the letter to your computer. Customize it with your own information and submit it to your supervisor.

Justification Letter

Here are some more tips to help get employer support for attending the AWHONN 2014 Convention:

Explain Yourself

  Explain what you plan to get out of attending and how that will benefit your work, organization and patients.


  Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q & A to your colleagues to share what you learned. That way others on your unit will get the benefits of your attendance, too.

Consider Magnet Status

  If your hospital has or is trying to obtain magnet status, remind your supervisor that demonstrating staff participation in continuing education is vital to securing and keeping magnet status.

Have a Plan

  Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.

Be Pro-Active

  Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses.
  Register before the early bird discounts expire on 4/14/14.
  Book your travel early
  Secure the member registration rate by joining AWHONN or renewing your AWHONN membership.

Use this customizable letter to gain support from your supervisor or administration.

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2013 AWHONN Convention Recap

Whether you're a past attendee or curious to learn what all the buzz is about, you'll want to re-visit the 2013 Convention highlights through this fun and fast-paced video clip.

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Convention Buzz

"AWHONN's Convention is such an easy way to continue to get education, to continue to grow in your profession and to have those a-ha moments that just light you up."
- Paula Hutchinson, MSN, BSN, WHNP-BC

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.