Kathleen B. Kaplan, C.N.M., M.S., received her undergraduate nursing degree from Cornell University and her midwifery and graduate degrees from Yale University and is currently a faculty member of the Columbia University School of Nurse-Midwifery.
A FACULTY FELLOWSHIP AT MATERNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION: An Innovative Approach in Nurse-Midwifery Continuing Education
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1981 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 27–29, March-April 1981
How to Cite
Kaplan, K. B. (1981), A FACULTY FELLOWSHIP AT MATERNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION: An Innovative Approach in Nurse-Midwifery Continuing Education. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 26: 27–29. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(81)90005-7
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
The alternate birthing movement has burgeoned since the Maternity Center Association, in 1975, initiated the first demonstration project for family-centered care in a homelike out-of-hospital setting. Concomitant to this growth, consumers and future providers of health care, especially nurse-midwifery students, have demanded that maternity care educators include orientation to alternative birth center management in their curricula. The author discusses her participation in the Maternity Center Association's “faculty fellowship,” an innovation devised to meet these needs of students as well as her own needs for continuing professional growth.