Representatives of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) recently attended the 2019 Florida State Affiliate ACNM Meeting on Friday, October 12, in Haines City, Fla.
Dr. Jane Houston and Dr. Noelle Jacobsen generously hosted an FNU table at the annual event. FNU was the only educational institution with a booth amidst a sea of pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Houston, who serves as FNU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) clinical director, was able to advise many interested CNM attendees on the advantages of pursuing their DNP. Dr. Jacobsen, a Florida regional clinical faculty (RCF), met with several CNM students to offer support on finding and securing clinical sites and preceptors.
In addition to selling space, Florida ACNM also raised money by holding a silent auction. FNU pre-clinical Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) student Crystal Norman from Miami won a beautiful midwifery quilt.
FNU faculty Meghan Garland, CNM was one of the five presenters at the conference. She traveled from Chicago to give a riveting talk on Physical Activity During Pregnancy: Barriers and Opportunities to Change Behavior. Other conference topics included nitrous oxide, egg preservation, fetal surgery, and breaking the bad news to families.
FNU DNP student Minyon Outlaw, CNM, WHNP sold earrings donated by attendees. She was able to raise $200 for Harbor House of Central Florida whose mission is to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida by providing critical life-saving services to survivors. Minyon also earned the newest Florida ACNM honor, the Rising New Star Award, for her work in creating and chairing the ACNM Nominating Committee.
The absence of Florida ACNM staple and FNU RCF Dr. Mary Kay Miller was felt as she stayed home with an illness, but many spoke of her recent accomplishment of completing her DNP as well as her decades of work in supporting ACNM.
Thank you to everyone who represented FNU at the 2019 Florida ACNM State Meeting! Next year, the chapter will celebrate its 50th birthday in Jacksonville, Fla. on October 20, 2020. Hope to see you there!