The Midwives Teaching Nurses Caucus is for midwives interested in teaching undergraduate and post bachelor?s accelerated program nursing students. Many midwives have found rewarding careers teaching in registered nurse programs. Midwives teaching these future nurses have a unique opportunity of giving information to students about maternal-newborn nursing opportunities, including the midwifery model of maternity care in the United States. These midwives inspire enthusiastic nursing students about a career in midwifery and that is one very important way to grow the midwifery profession. Remember that midwives may be at 8% of all United States births, but nurses are at nearly 100% of US births and they definitely have an impact on the experience for patients and their families!
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 and post bachelor?s accelerated program nurses have been less visible in the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The Midwives Teaching Nurses Caucus strives to rectify that through several resources available to you. We have an ACNM Connect Community. To join our ongoing online discussions, login here: http://connect.midwife.org/ and search for the Midwives Teaching Nurses community. We have provided presentations at the ACNM Annual Meeting for the past several years 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 in registered nurse programs. If you are already teaching nurses or are interested in promoting the midwifery model of care to nurses, please feel welcome to join us!