• Linda Lonsdale C.N.M., M.P.H.,

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    • Linda Lonsdale received an MS in community health nursing from University of California at San Francisco and her nurse-midwifery education and MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is currently head of the Maternal Health Section for the State of New Mexico and lives in Santa Fe.

  • Sister Angela Murdaugh C.N.M., M.S.N.,

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    • Sister Angela Murdaugh received her undergraduate nursing degree from St. Louis University and her graduate nursing degree and nurse-midwifery education from Columbia University. She began the Su Clinica Familiar Nurse-Midwifery Service and directed it for eight years. Presently, she is the President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

  • Donna Stiles C.N.M., M.S.N.

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    • Donna Stiles received her BS in Nursing from Arizona State University and her MSN and nurse-midwifery education from St. Louis University. She is currently working as a CNM at Su Clinica Familiar where she is Maternity Unit Supervisor of the Raymondville Clinic and Assistant Director of the Su Clinica Nurse-Midwifery Service.

Su Clinica Familiar, Raymondville, TX 78580.


On September 4,1979, four nurse-midwifery students from Georgetown University met at Su Clinica Familiar in Harlingen, Texas to participate in an innovative approach to nurse-midwifery education. The students were to complete their entire clinical and educational experience within the Su Clinica Familiar setting. The background to the inception of this pilot affiliation, a description of the program, and evaluation of the program is presented in this paper.