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 ● September 30, 2015


NNVAWI News and Updates

New Representatives on the NNVAWI Board of Directors

Following the successful 20th NNVAWI conference, hosted by the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, the NNVAWI General Membership meeting was held. Elections for new Members-At-Large and Student Representatives were conducted during this meeting. We would like to welcome the newest members to the NNVAWI Board of Directors.


Diane Bohn RN PhD (University of Minnesota), Candace Burton RN PhD (Virginia Commonwealth University), Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda RN PhD (University of Miami), Donna Schminkey RN PhD (University of Virginia), and Angela Taft PhD (La Trobe University)

Student Representatives

Amanda St. Ivany, RN, PhD Student (University of Virginia) and Leesa Hooker RN PhD Student (La Trobe University)

NNVAWI Board of Directors 2015-2016

Board of Directors 2015

Back Row: Candace Burton, Diane Bohn, Angela Taft, Amanda St. Ivany, Susan Jack, Melissa Sutherland

Front Row: Donna Schminkey, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe (Missing- Camille Burnett, Leesa Hooker)

 Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives - National Library of Medicine Exhibit

For decades, nurses have led many pivotal initiatives related to developing and evaluating best practices for identifying and responding to violence against women. Many of these early nurse reformers are NNVAWI members. In September, Jackie Campbell, Dan Sheridan, Barbara Parker and Doris Campbell attended the launch of the National Library of Medicine's exhibit "Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives." This exhibit, which includes a digital gallery of photos and videos, documents the role nurses played as activists and reformers in the United States to recognize the harms associated with violence against women and the actions taken to address violence as a health care issue. In the Huff Post, Verelyn Gibbs Watson writes personally and passionately about the impact that nurses had on her life, as a survivor of domestic violence in her article "Confronting Violence: The Unsung Inpact of Nurses" about this exhibit and which includes mention of the founding of NNVAWI.

  Doris Campbell, Barbara Parker and Jackie Campbell at the NLM Launch

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Consulting Opportunity- Administrative Support Assistant Needed

The NNVAWI Board of Directors is seeking a consultant to work as an Administrative Support Assistant. This individual will work directly with the Board of Directors and will be responsible for administrative tasks including updating the website, assisting with membership list management, and other communication and administrative activities. This individual needs to have proficiency with a wide array of computer programs including Excel, Google Docs, Word, Picasa and other software programs. This position requires approximately 10 hours/month of work. The successful applicant must be able to work well independently and from a distance. Will need to have a flexible schedule. Please send resume to Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, NNVAWI President at  by October 5, 2015.

SAVE THE DATE!! NNVAWI 21st International Conference

Please mark October 26-28, 2016 to join us in Melbourne, Australia for the 21st NNVAWi International Conference. Abstract submission details to follow soon!



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