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  • Judith M. Treistman CNM, PhD,

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    • Judith M. Treistman is the former director of the Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP). She obtained a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University and the M.S.N. at Yale School of Nursing. She is currently involved in planning a statewide distance-learning program in nurse-midwifery with the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

  • Katherine Camacho Carr CNM, PhD,

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    • Katherine Camacho Carr is currently Director of Development and Research and Regional Clinical Coordinator in the Northwest for the CNEP. She received her midwifery education at the University of Illinois and obtained the doctorate in nursing at the University of Washington. She is involved with computer applications in nurse-midwifery education, communications, and information management.

  • Mary Kate McHugh CNM

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    • Mary Kate McHugh, is Academic Director of the CNEP. She received her nurse-midwifery education at St. Louis University School of Nursing. She has taught midwifery at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Distance-learning has greatly expanded the number of students admitted to a nurse-midwifery education program. This article describes the Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP) of the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. The organizational structure and curriculum of the CNEP combines apprenticeship learning with academic rigor, permitting students who cannot relocate to the university to pursue graduate education. New technology, such as an interactive electronic bulletin board, networks students and faculty. The program emphasizes theories of independent, adult learning. There is a master's completion option available through the affiliation with Case Western Reserve University.