Juliana van Olphen Fehr, CNM, PhD, FACNM, is co-founder and Coordinator of the Nurse-Midwifery Education Program at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, and is the founder of the Midwifery Initiative.
The Shenandoah University Midwifery Initiative: A Model for Midwifery Education
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2008 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 53, Issue 2, pages 143–145, March-April 2008
How to Cite
Fehr, J. v. O. (2008), The Shenandoah University Midwifery Initiative: A Model for Midwifery Education. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 53: 143–145. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2007.11.003
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
There has been a significant decline in the number of nurse-midwifery education programs in the United States in the past decade. This decline presents a challenge as the profession seeks to respond to the Pew Foundation's call to increase access to midwifery care in the United States. Collaborative arrangements between universities that house nurse-midwifery programs and other universities in the region could be an effective strategy to increase access to nurse-midwifery education, thereby increasing access to nurse-midwifery care.