Midwives Teaching Nurses
The Midwives Teaching Nurses Caucus is for midwives interested in teaching undergraduate nursing students. Many midwives have found rewarding careers teaching undergraduate nurses. Midwives teaching these future nurses have a unique opportunity of giving information to undergraduate students about all options including the midwifery model of maternity care in the United States. Inspiring enthusiastic nursing students about a career in midwifery is one very important way to grow the midwifery profession.
Nursing education was seen as a very important professional role for midwives in the early years of our profession. In recent years, midwives who teach undergraduate nurses have been less visible in the College. The Midwives Teaching Nurses group plans to rectify that. We have provided presentations at the ACNM Annual Meeting for the past three years. We have an active eMidwife Discussion Group (log in here and check "midwivesteachingnurses" to subscribe) and there is an opportunity to meet at the ACNM Annual Meeting to network with each other regarding best practices/best textbooks and other resources for midwives who teach undergraduate nurses. If you are already teaching nurses or are interested in promoting the midwifery model of care to nurses, please join us!