Nursing Leadership in Women's Health

Aired on October 22, 2014

Webinar Overview

Women in the United States are facing increasing threats to their health, including rising rates of chronic illness, severe complications in pregnancy and even maternal death. Women’s health nurses, including women’s health clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners, play leadership roles at many levels and settings across the U. S. to improve quality of care and support women to take proactive roles in managing health and minimizing risks. Learn more about the women’s health CNS role and how the newly-developed women’s health CNS competencies provide a foundation for education and practice.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speaker

Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM
Director of Women's Health Programs
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM, is Director of Women’s Health Programs at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) where she coordinates professional nursing education programs and represents AWHONN to a variety of national organizations. Catherine has over 30 years of experience in maternal health as a clinician, manager and educator. She is a staff nurse-midwife at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC and clinical adjunct faculty for the Georgetown University nurse-midwifery program.

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Washington, DC 20036

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