As we near the end of this week, which celebrates nurses and also encompasses the day we celebrate moms, I want to recognize the impact you make on lives each and every day.
The work nurses do around the world, and the difference you make for women and newborns, is unmatched. That is why we started this blog at AWHONN to tell your stories, your successes, your challenges, your joys and your heartbreaks.
Nursing is changing and evolving because of people like you—people who aim to provide nonjudgmental, evidenced-based care in settings that are busier than ever, with patients who have increasing health and economic challenges.
Every day we learn more about early stresses that influence newborn brain development in the NICU, newborn screening regulation, and the benefits of skin-to-skin at birth. You continue to innovate and be flexible with each new discovery.
I am proud to represent each and every one of you and to celebrate you, your commitment to women and newborns, and your leadership in this rewarding but very tough profession of nursing.
THANK YOU for all that you do this week and every day,
Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN
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Lynn Erdman is the CEO of AWHONN with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. She is a highly skilled national leader in the field of nursing and previously held key national leadership positions with three global health organizations: the American Cancer Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters.