By Angela Bailey, MA, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations
A group from Frontier Nursing University (FNU) had a blast participating in several events in New York City celebrating and supporting the work of midwives in honor of National Midwifery Week, October 1-7. FNU hoped to bring attention to our country’s high rates of maternal death and injury and the vital role that nurse-midwives play in filling this healthcare gap.
Here’s a look into a few of the activities we participated in:
Today Show Cameo
On Friday, Oct. 6, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) staff, students and faculty joined the outside audience at the “Today Show” in New York City to promote awareness of the rising U.S. maternal mortality rates and National Midwifery week. Faculty member and alumnus Dwynn Golden dressed in traditional FNS uniform while other attendees carried “babies” to draw attention to the issues.
Take a look at this video to see FNU faculty, alumni and staff behind Eddie Jackson and Carson Daly at the two-minute mark.
New York Case Presentation Day
Later in the day, 10 participants, including both nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner students, three alumni and one preceptor from Mt. Sinai/Beth Israel, took part in our New York Case Presentation Day. Case Management Days are seminars organized by the Regional Clinical Faculty (RCF). They provide opportunities for group learning and networking within the region. Students doing their clinical practicum present cases to facilitate group discussion of management options and to promote the pathways of critical thinking. Learn more about case days in your area here.
Miles for Midwives 5K
FNU Regional Clinical Faculty Dwynn Golden and Mary Jones, along with staff member Angela Bailey, attended the 2017 Miles for Midwives in Brooklyn, NY.
The annual 5K Fun-Run and Birth Fair brings together midwives, families and the greater birth community for a day devoted to celebrating midwives and community wellness. This year, more than 200 attendees also raised money for those suffering in Puerto Rico. Several FNU students and alumni attended the event, including: Jocelyn Baker, Katie Sigler and Rebecca Feldman (Nurse-Midwifery Graduates). Current students in attendance were Alexandra Moskaluk, Jessica Couper and Jessica’s mother.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the week! Check out more photos from the weekend here.