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The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) represents women's health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across Canada. CAPWHN aims to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care.







The April 2016 issue of the CAPWHN Newsletter is now available!



2016 CAPWHN National Conference


Planning is underway for the 6th National Conference. We look forward to seeing you October 21-23, 2016 at the Westin Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for consideration! We will be back in touch with the corresponding authors following the scheduling of presentations.

Accommodations information is now available. Further details will be posted soon!


Zika Travel Alert

Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to 14 countries and territories in South and Central America and the Caribbean where mosquitos are spreading the Zika virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced tonight. Viral infection in pregnant women has been associated with microcephaly in infants. See the CDC website or the Public Health Agency of Canada for more information.



CNA Certification 2016


Click here for more information.



Become a Member today!

Remember to use all your membership benefits including the new membership term, educational webinars and conference registration discounts.


Check the job postings for career opportunities in Calgary AB (Sessional Nursing Instructors) and (Limited Term Nursing Instructors); Red Deer AB (Manager - Labour, Delivery and Postpartum); and Halifax NS (Senior Director - Maternal & Child Health); and Prince Rupert BC (Registered Maternity Nurse).


Thank you to our sponsors - we greatly appreciate your support!


Click on the BabyFirst logo below for some great neonatal resources.

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