Staff and faculty members at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) recently conducted presentations and workshops on various aspects of midwifery at the 2018 ACNM Midwifery Works Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on October 11-14, 2018.
Midwifery Works is a major professional development conference produced by American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and designed by the Midwifery Business Network. The conference is focused on helping midwives acquire and enhance their management skills and dive deeper into the skills they need for a successful and impactful midwifery career.
Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM and president of ACNM, gave the welcome and introduction on the first evening of the conference.
Other FNU faculty members were highly involved in the conference sessions as well.
Alumna and dean at FNU, Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, CPC, DNP, FACNM led a workshop entitled “Billing and Coding Tips and Tools for Midwives” on Thursday, Oct. 11, the first day of sessions. Participants learned how to include documentation requirements for ICD-10, calculate the correct evaluation and management code for office visits, and bill for triage visits in 2018 in Dr. Slager’s updated workshop.
Drs. Jane F. Houston, CNM, FACNM and Irma Jordan, DNP, APRN, FNP/PMHNP-BC, FAANP collaborated to present “Pursuing Precepting Excellence: Evolving Educational Paradigms and the Changing Landscape of Clinical Education.” This workshop, also held on Thursday, was designed to help participants understand the role and expectations of the preceptor, review strategies while precepting students, encourage critical thinking in students and implement communications skills when precepting.
Eileen Thrower, PhD, CNM presented a workshop on Thursday for ACNM affiliate leaders. Fellow FNU faculty members, alumnae and ACNM Affiliate leaders Rebecca Fay, APRN, CNM, DNP, FACNM, WHNP and Mary Kay Miller, CNM, FACNM, MSN also played vital parts in the presentation.
The workshop, “Revitalizing Your Affiliate Through Innovative Leadership: Strategic Planning for Affiliates and Chapters,” explored transformational leadership, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion priorities and strategies for leading small, medium, and large affiliates.
FNU Alumna Tonya Nicholson, CNM, DNP, FACNM, WHNP and FNU Social Media and Communications Manager Stephanie Boyd, BA teamed up to deliver “The Power of Storytelling: Midwifery and Social Media” on Friday, Oct. 12. They guided participants in explaining why social media use is important in relationships with clients, identifying a social media platform that their business can use, and applying their story in a meaningful way that can attract new clients while retaining current/past clients.
Find out more about Midwifery Works at MidwiferyWorks.Midwifeorg.