CHHS Professor Selected by Prestigious Nursing Program

CHHS Professor Kellie Griggs (SON) was selected to be a part of the 2018 Association of Women’s Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Emerging Leaders Program.

The year-long program engages nurses in the field of women’s obstetrical and neonatal nursing. Participants will present a scholarly project at the national conference, receive guidance from mentors, meet with Congressional staff, and complete extensive training to build confidence and leadership skills. The eight participants will be involved in monthly conference calls, the Emerging Leaders Launch Program in Las Vegas and the Emerging Leaders Immersion Program convention in Tampa.

These programs provide a unique opportunity to enhance the field of nursing and further engage nursing leaders in experimental training.

“The mission of the Emerging Leader is to promote the growth and development of strong nursing leaders to impact changes in healthcare, enhance scholarship, promote the image of nursing, and to advocate for national and global healthcare changes for women’s health, obstetrics, and neonatal nursing,” Kellie said.

This National grant funded program was made possible by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for the Future of Nursing.

Kellie currently serves as AWHONN legislative chair and was recently appointed to serve on the AWHONN national public policy committee.