Edmond, Oklahoma nurse receives award of excellence in education from leading national nursing association.BALTIMORE, MD -- The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN AWHONN Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses ) today presented the AWHONN Award of Excellence in Education to Judith Komives Harris, EdD, ARNP ARNP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner . Dr. Harris has dedicated her career to educating patients and health care providers to improve patients' health, health care and public policy.
She began her teaching career soon after becoming a nurse, teaching medical assistants in an adult education class in Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, commonly referred to as "T.O." by residents, is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, in the United States. It was named after the many oak trees that grace the area, and the city seal is adorned with an oak. . In 1981 she moved to Oklahoma where she conducted continuing education classes for nurses, physicians and emergency medical personnel. She was also instrumental in the development and continued success of the Office of Perinatal Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. Health Sciences Center. In the early 1990's, Dr. Harris presented educational programs to doctors and nurses in Romania as a World Health Organization Representative.
After retiring from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Harris co-authored Breastfeeding: A Continuing Education Program for Health Care Providers, which has been used by more than 1,000 health care providers in 15 states.
Dr. Harris does not limit her teaching to formal teaching settings. She has mentored hundreds of nurses across Oklahoma and the world and has reached out to educate not only to the range of health care providers, but also to legislators. Her efforts on the public policy front have helped ensure the passage of legislation critical to improving health care and health care practice in Oklahoma and the nation.
Each year, AWHONN presents its Award of Excellence in Education to an AWHONN member with an outstanding history of educating colleagues and others. Winners have made demonstrated contributions to women's health, obstetric and neonatal nursing education, teaching and knowledge.
"Women and newborns all across the country enjoy better health and health care because of Judith," said AWHONN Executive Director Karen Tucker Thomas. "As a nurse and an educator she has taught not only in the classroom, but in hospitals and other health care settings and the halls of Congress. And the lessons she has taught have made a critical difference in health and health care in Oklahoma and the world."
Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four year academic degree in the science and principles of nursing, granted by a tertiary education university or similarly accredited school. from the University of Minnesota (body, education) University of Minnesota - The home of Gopher.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. , a Master of Science in Nursing A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced-level quaternary education degree for Registered Nurses. It is required to become an advanced practice nurse, such as a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, or a Clinical nurse leader, and is considered an from the University of California--Los Angeles and a Doctorate in Adult Education from Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University, at Stillwater; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1890, opened 1891 as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1957. . She is also certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
A leader among the nation's nursing associations, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) serves and represents more than 22,000 health care professionals in the U.S., Canada and abroad. AWHONN members are committed to delivering superior health care to women and newborns in hospitals, in home health and ambulatory care settings. AWHONN members' rich diversity of skills and experience make AWHONN the voice for women's health and neonatal nursing. AWHONN received a 2005 Associations Advance America Award from the American Society of Association Executives The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is a non-profit professional organization for executive directors and executive vice presidents of professional societies both in the United States and abroad. for Promoting Health Among Hispanic Women through Toda Mujer, a Spanish language publication distributed free of charge to over 500,000 women through their nurses.