Joyce Elaine Beebe, C.N.M., M.P.H., is Currretly Director of Nurse-Midwifery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She was the founder of NERCEN when Director of Nurse-Midwifery at Columbia University. She has taught nurse-midwifery for the past nine years, and been director of both certificate and master's degree programs for the past seven years.
NERCEN: A Prototype of Regional Educational Efforts in Nurse-Midwifery
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
1980 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 22–24, May-June 1980
How to Cite
Beebe, J. E. (1980), NERCEN: A Prototype of Regional Educational Efforts in Nurse-Midwifery. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 25: 22–24. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(80)90049-X
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
The history and development of the Northeast Regional Council on Education for Nurse-Midwifey (NERCEN) is described. The purpose of the educational consortium, reasons for development, and specific accomplishments and future plans are included. This is an example of a consortium that has been successful, and can easily be replicated throughout the United States in areas where geographic distance is not prohibitive of frequent meetings or where members utiliie other forms of communication to share educational resources and learn from each other.