Abigail Rose Lanin, RN, and UNM College of Nursing graduate student, has won the American College of Nurse Midwives' Edie Wonnell Award. This $3,000 scholarship is one of two national awards given to a nurse midwifery student who plans in work in an out-of-hospital site after graduation. Lanin is the first UNM student who has won this award.

Lanin, who graduated Cum Laude with her BSN in May 2000, is currently working on a master's degree in nursing with a nurse midwifery concentration and will graduate in May 2002. She was the first student accepted directly into the midwifery graduate concentration without previous RN experience.

Lanin is the recipient of the UNM College of Nursing Alumni Association Nursing Leadership Award, and has won the Excellence in Maternity Nursing and the Spirit of Nursing Awards. She and other UNM students also won the most innovative poster presentation award at the 2000 National Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing Conference.

Lanin is currently employed as a postpartum nurse at Presbyterian Hospital and is a lactation education specialist.
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