Faculty, staff, students, alumni and preceptors of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) had the opportunity to attend the 67th Annual American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Meeting and Exhibition from May 21 to May 25. ACNM was back in person for the first time in two years with a virtual option. FNU is excited to highlight the many FNU community members who presented or were recognized and received awards during this year’s ACNM Conference. We commend all of these individuals for their excellent work as nurse-midwifery leaders!
Awards & Honors:
Newly Inducted FNU ACNM Fellows:
- Cathy Cook
- Kendra Faucett
- Meghan Garland
- Nena R. Harris
- Jeneen Lomax
- Audrey Perry
- Dolores Polito
- Rebecca Wagschal
We announced Eileen Thrower, Ph.D., CNM, as the Department Chair for the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health.
FNU faculty member, Heidi Loomis, received the ACNM Foundation's 2022 W Newton Long Award for the Advancement of Midwifery, and faculty member Dr. Kate Woeber was a recipient of the Thacher Community Grants. Dr. Kendra Faucett received the "Excellence in Teaching" Award this year.
Faculty & Student Presentations:
- Kendra Faucett - AMCB Boot Camp Test Prep Workshop & Test Taking Tips
- Laura Manns-James - Reducing Racism in Midwifery Education: Using the Program Content Toolkit
- Mary Kay Miller - Promoting Vaginal Intended Deliveries (PROVIDE) in Florida: Quality improvement lessons learned from three DNP Projects
- Cathy Cook - Implementing a Patient-Centered Virtual Wellness Program in a Select Population During a Global Pandemic
- Jill Alliman, Laura Manns-James, and Shaughanassee Vines - Racial Health Equity and Cesarean Birth in the Birth Center Model of Care
- Cindy Farina - Ibrexafungerp, A New Antifungal Agent for the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Poster Presentation
- Current DNP Students Oluwatope Alaofin and Adi Lazary-Dagan - Reproductive Justice to Adolescents in Texas: A Social Justice Analysis
FNU’s exhibit booth was busy with faculty, staff, students, alumni and preceptors! Our booth focused on ways the FNU community can give back, like by referring a colleague or friend to FNU, precepting FNU students, or by continuing schooling by getting your DNP.
Student Lauren Huggins attended the conference with FNU faculty member Dr. Michele Lawhorn as part of FNU’s Professional Organizational Mentoring Program (POMP). POMP offers underrepresented nurse-midwifery students and nurse practitioner students the opportunity to be mentored by faculty members at designated conferences, such as the ACNM annual meeting. It expands students' learning, educational and professional experiences.
FNU Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager signed copies of the book “Administrative Manual for Midwifery Practices” for attendees. Dr. Slager authored the chapter on billing and coding.
On Sunday evening we held the FNU Alumni & Friends Reception where we celebrated the life of Kitty Ernst. We shared our Kitty Ernst tribute film. It was a wonderful evening remembering and honoring a wonderful leader and midwifery pioneer and reconnecting with the FNU community in person.
We also had the opportunity to recognize our dedicated preceptors during the reception.
Congratulations to FNU faculty member, Cathy Collins-Fulea, who served as President of ACNM for the last three years, and to the new ACNM President, Heather Clarke, who is a former FNU faculty member. Clarke was inducted on the last day of the convention. We appreciate your time and dedication to the advancement of midwifery.
We look forward to coming together again at ACNM next year in Orlando! You can view more photos of FNU’s presence at ACNM here.
If you are an FNU faculty, student, or alumni who was recognized at this year’s ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition and not included in this blog, please email your recognition or presentation to FNUNews@frontier.edu so we can include you.