In this interactive session, we will explore best practices for depression screening and care, application of the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model to normalize depression screening, and holistic treatment planning for diverse individuals using a Shared Decision Making model.Find out more »
So…You Want to be a Nurse-Midwife?
Join FNU’s nurse-midwifery faculty as we explore the roles, experiences, joys, and challenges of a career as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. We will discuss the path nurses can take to advanced practice nursing and what to expect once they get there. Come prepared with your questions about a career in nurse-midwifery.Find out more »
KEYNOTE SESSION – First Do No Harm: Advancing Reproductive and Maternal Health Equity
This keynote session is presented by Dr. Crystal Pirtle Tyler.
The U.S. has a complex history with race and reproduction, which has led to negative health outcomes for women and other birthing people of color. As reproductive and maternal health practitioners, we have a role to do no harm, but what does that really mean? And how do we grapple with historic harms whose effects still manifest today? This talk provides historical context on reproductive oppression and discuss our role in advancing reproductive and maternal health equity today.Find out more »
Nurse-Midwifery Program Q&A – Creating a Culture of Community
This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Jeneen Lomax and Dr. Eileen Thrower.
Are you considering becoming a nurse-midwife? Find out about FNU’s nurse-midwifery education program and hear about the joys and challenges of being a student and life as a midwife.Find out more »
Creating a Culture of Impact: Stories of Community Quality Improvement – Alumni & Faculty Panel
This session is presented by moderator Dr. Cathy Collins-Fulea and a panel of FNU faculty and alumni.
Join us for an impactful panel presentation hosted in collaboration with FNU’s IHI Open School Chapter. 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. We hope you will be inspired by these real-life examples of quality improvement and community impact and leave with ideas to take back to your own community.Find out more »
Free CE Session – Creating a Culture of Respectful Care for Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders
This free CE session is presented by FNU alumnus Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, CNM, CARN-AP.
Creating a Culture of Respectful Care for Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders: Implementing the 2021 Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) Safety Bundle
In this interactive session, we will explore 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.Find out more »
Creating a Culture of Antiracism
This session is presented by FNU assistant professor and course coordinator Dr. Charlotte Morris.
During this educational session you will be inspired to take action and implement change in your own practice or work environment to build a culture that is inclusive and caring for all.Find out more »
Creating a Culture of Innovative Quality Improvement
This session is presented by moderator Dr. Tia Andrighetti and FNU faculty co-presenters.
Creating a Culture of Innovative Quality Improvement – Tools for Practicing CNMs to Implement at Your Birth Setting
Births can be unpredictable and midwives need to be prepared for events that may not happen often, but that can have deleterious effects on our clients. In order to keep these skills honed, we need to practice reacting in the moment to complications. This can be done with simulations. The Joint Commission also requires that birth settings simulate these events with their staff. Come join Frontier Nursing University for some information about the use of simulation as a quality improvement technique. We will share a birth complications simulation with you and you will spend some time working with peers to tailor this to your birth setting leaving the session with a take home simulation you can implement.Find out more »
It’s the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife: Get the 411 on Becoming a Nurse-Midwife
This session is for current midwifery students or anyone who is considering nurse-midwifery. Get the inside scoop from current midwifery students about their experiences as an FNU student.Find out more »
Racial Disparities in Maternity Care: Where Do We Go From Here?
This session is presented by FNU Assistant Professor Dr. Heather Clarke and FNU President Dr. Susan Stone
It is well known that maternal and infant mortality affects black and indigenous women at a much higher rate than other races. Racism is the core of the problem. How do we rebuild systems that are based on structural racism and put strategies in place to start to build true change. This session will review the issues related to health care disparities and discuss how midwives can engage in meaningful strategies for change.Find out more »
Hot Topics in the Management of Perimenopause & Menopause: A Conventional & Integrative Approach – FREE CE Session
This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Ruth Ellen Elsasser and Dr. Ana Verzone
This session will provide a review of the most common conventional and evidence-based integrative medicine interventions used during perimenopause and menopause.Find out more »
Midwifery Pearls of Telehealth – FREE CE Session
This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Tanya Belcheff, Dr. Cassie Belzer, Dr. Judith Butler, Martha Harvey, Dr. Audrey Perry and Heidi Loomis.
This session will provide an overview of telehealth from a midwifery perspective with special emphasis on the areas of patient engagement, group care, provider satisfaction and best practices for meeting compliance requirements.Find out more »
2020 Session Info Coming Soon
National Midwifery Week is September 27-October 3, and Frontier Nursing University is celebrating by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nurse-midwifery. During FNU’s Empower 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife virtual event, hear from passionate leaders in nurse-midwifery who are committed to better care for women and families. We hope you’ll join us! Check back here soon for session info.
Celebrating National Midwifery Week – Successful Collaboration: Obstetricians and Midwives
Join us for this virtual session with Dr. Susan Stone, FNU President and ACNM President, to kick off National Midwifery Week. Dr. Stone will discuss how the ideal situation occurs when midwives, obstetricians, nurses and other healthcare providers work together in collaborative teams. When the best of both professions are brought together in a successful collaboration, women and families benefit.Find out more »
I Wanna Be Part of the Team! Becoming a Nurse-Midwife
This session is for you if you are a current midwifery student or if you are considering becoming a nurse-midwifery student. Join Frontier Nursing University’s Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women’s Health and find out about nurse-midwifery education and how to thrive in the healthcare team. Listen in and hear about real life as a nurse-midwife student and the joys of life as a midwife.Find out more »
We’re All in It Together Midwives, Nurses and Physicians: A Team Solution for a Team Problem
This presentation will describe a CNM-designed quality improvement project aimed at decreasing the length of stay in an obstetrical triage unit. Improved team communication, patient engagement and utilization of nurse-driven orders decreased patient time in triage and increased client and staff satisfaction. Learn how a quality improvement project can target a real clinical problem and produce real results!Find out more »
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: A Community-Based Approach to Improving Perinatal Mental Health
This presentation will explore how empowering women through a shared decision-making process, coupled with community collaboration, can improve the implementation of effective perinatal mental health practices in the obstetric setting and communities at large. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) can occur in up to 20% of women during the perinatal period and are among the leading cause of complications associated with childbearing. Untreated, PMADs can have far-reaching negative effects on the mother, newborn child, family unit, and society at large. Multiple organizations recommend screening for PMADs and appropriate referral to treatment and follow up during the perinatal period.Find out more »
FREE CE: Maybe There is an “I” in TEAM: IPECS
This presentation will highlight how an Interprofessional Education, Collaboration and Service (IPECS) committee can be your driving and sustaining force on the journey to team based care and interprofessional education. Strategies to create and sustain an IPECS committee will be discussed. Additionally, specific interventions implemented by a OB/GYN IPECS committee will be outlined that promote a shift from a soloist health care culture to a team based culture.Find out more »
The Greatest Action Starts with Good Communication
We often confuse the trauma of childbirth with the trauma of a broken maternity care system. It’s far too common that women describe their births as traumatic and often, it isn’t the pain of childbirth that haunts them. It’s the way they were treated, how they were spoken to and sometimes, how they were ignored.
The medical system trains providers and staff to ask questions that steer people to a destination. They aren’t trained to listen and cultivate relationships through trust and disclosure and far too often, because of this construct, an unnecessary power struggle ensues when pregnant families work to make choices they feel are best for them.Find out more »
Building a Diverse Midwifery Workforce in the United States to Improve Maternity Care Outcomes
The United States has experienced increasing maternal mortality rates over the last 25 years. In fact, each year about 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes and more than 50,000 suffer severe complications but do survive. Women of color suffer at three times the rate of Caucasian women. This presentation will explore how increasing the numbers of midwives as well as the diversity of the midwifery workforce can contribute to improved outcomes. Strategies for attaining these goals will be presented.Find out more »