The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence by advancing nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International

The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence against women by advancing
nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International ● March 11, 2015


Less Than One Month Until 20th NNVAWI Conference- See you in Atlanta!

NNVAWI Conference Registration - Still A Few Spaces Remaining!

Don't delay your registration for the 20th NNVAWI Conference being held April 9-11, 2015 at the Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia! 


 NNVAWI Archives-NNVAWI Pictures & Memorabilia Needed!

Dr Donna Schminkey (NNVAWI Board Member & Assistant Professor, University of Virginia School of Nursing) and Dr. Barbara J. Parker (Professor Emerita, University of Virginia School of Nursing) are collaborating to develop the history of NNVAWI for the upcoming meeting in Atlanta. 

If any current or past NNVAWI members have any documents, artifacts or photos that could be included either in the history or the archives, we would like to receive the original or a copy. Electronic documents or scanned photographs can be submitted electronically to Barbara Parker at

If you prefer, copies of old photographs or documents can also be brought and submitted at the meeting in Atlanta, GA. If you are not coming the conference and have some artifacts or photos to share, please contact Dr. Donna Schminkey

Nominate a Colleague for a NNVAWI Award

NNVAWI members bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, skill, passion and activism in addressing violence in the lives of women and girls.

At each conference we recognize members who have made outstanding contributions in one of the four categories:

Excellence in Practice and Policy

Excellence in Research

Excellence in Education

Excellence in Service to NNVAWI

This is an excellent opportunity to take a few minutes to acknowledge the exceptional work being done by NNVAWI members. The nomination process is short and simple. All you have to do is send summarize the accomplishments of the nominee using the criteria listed under AWARDS on the NNVAWI website and then submit the WORD document to Dr. Nina Fredland by email at

The deadline for nominations has been extended to March 15 2015.

Nominations Still Being Accepted for NNVAWI Board Positions

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in NNVAWI? Consider running for a position on the board! At the NNVAWI Business Meeting in Atlanta, an election for Board positions will be held. This meeting will be held Saturday April 11, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 AM with a continental breakfast being served.

This year nominations are being sought for 5 members-at-large and 2 student representatives. You can either nominate yourself, or if you know of a colleague who you know would make an outstanding contribution to the Board, please seek their permission to nominate them. We still have a few spaces on the election slate to fill!

If you are interested (or would like to nominate a colleague) please send a notice of interest and a short 200 word bio to  Dr. Susan Jack at  Identify if you are interested in standing for election for the position of either: 1) member-at-large (5 will be elected) or 2) student representative (2 will be elected). Nominations for all positions will also be taken from the floor at the Business Meeting.


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