How to get employer support to attend the 2015 AWHONN Convention.

We believe that the five days of the AWHONN 2015 Convention will be the most cost-effective and rewarding professional development experience you have in 2015. 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 2015 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 2015 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 4/13/15.
  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.

Stay Connected

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We’ll also will be giving away a Starbucks gift card each day to the attendee with the best tweet! Be sure to tag your tweet with #AWHONN2015

Relive the magic of the 2014 AWHONN Convention!

Every day women and babies depend on you - The AWHONN Annual Convention reminds us that we also depend on each other.

2015 Convention in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific, a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary, and guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village.

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.