Frontier Nursing University (FNU), a leader in distance education for nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, hosted a virtual event this fall celebrating nurse-midwives as part of National Midwifery Week. FNU’s Empower 2021: Creating a Culture of Caring event marked the seventh year for this program filled with impactful sessions hosted by many FNU nurse-midwifery faculty members and alumni.
FNU’s virtual event offered five sessions focused on the latest nurse-midwifery practices and topics influencing nurse-midwifery care and included a free continuing education opportunity.
These free recorded educational sessions are all available for viewing below:
Creating a Culture of Innovative Quality Improvement
Moderated by FNU Associate Professor Dr. Tia Andrighetti and co-presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Tanya Belcheff, Donna Barisich, Dr. Lisa Huckaby, Dr. Maria Mock, Dr. Eileen Thrower and Vicki Burslem.
Births can be unpredictable and midwives need to be prepared for rare events that can have harmful effects on clients. In order to keep these skills honed, nurse-midwives need to practice reacting at the moment to complications. This session includes a birth complications simulation. Participants will spend time working with peers to tailor the simulation to their birth settings.
Free Continuing Education (CE) Session – Creating a Culture of Respectful Care for Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders
Presented by FNU alumnus Dr. Daisy Goodman.
This interactive session explores key elements, implementation guidance, and metrics associated with the 2021 revision of the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) Care of Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders Patient Safety Bundle.
Once you have watched the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation in order to receive credit for your contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 21095173. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on September 30, 2022.
Creating a Culture of Impact: Stories of Community Quality Improvement – Alumni & Faculty Panel
Moderated by FNU Assistant Professor and ACNM President Dr. Cathy Collins-Fulea. The panel will include FNU faculty members and alumni: Dr. Melva Craft-Blacksheare, Dr. Minyon Outlaw, Dr. Dee Polito, Dr. Ana Verzone, Dr. Shaughanassee Vines and Dr. Kate Woeber.
Dr. Collins-Fulea moderated this panel presentation in collaboration with FNU’s IHI Open School Chapter. Viewers will hear stories of FNU’s mission in action through visual storytelling as nurse-midwifery alumni and faculty share their community projects and initiatives for serving diverse, rural and underserved populations.
Creating a Culture of Antiracism
Presented by FNU Assistant Professor Dr. Charlotte Morris.
During this educational session, Dr. Morris inspires participants to take action and implement change in their practice or work environment to build a culture that is inclusive and caring for all.
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Nurse-Midwifery Program Q&A – Creating a Culture of Community
Presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Jeneen Lomax and Dr. Eileen Thrower.
This session is for those considering becoming a nurse-midwife. Participants can learn about FNU’s nurse-midwifery education program and listen to current midwifery students about their experience. Presenters also discuss the joys and challenges of life as a midwife.
The theme of the 2021 virtual event, Empower 2021: Creating a Culture of Caring, acknowledged Frontier Nursing University’s culture of caring which is built on five main elements: professionalism, inclusivity, respect, positive communication and mutual support. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and others in the FNU community embrace this culture to fulfill their full potential, both individually and collectively, exemplifying the caring behaviors they hope to bring to the broader healthcare system.
Frontier Nursing University has more than 80 years of experience in delivering graduate nursing and midwifery programs.
Those interested in viewing sessions from Empower 2021: Creating a Culture of Caring, sponsored by Southern Cross Insurance Solutions, can do so by visiting Frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek.
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