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Announcing New Book by FNU Faculty and Alumni
Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change
HYDEN, KENTUCKY – AUGUST 2012: Frontier Nursing University announces the release of a new textbook, Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change, the first book of its kind released in the US focusing on evidence-based practice for nurse-midwives. In following the mission and vision of FNU’s founder, the release of this book is a significant milestone for the Kentucky-based University. The book is written and edited by FNU faculty and alumni and published by Springer Publishing Company.
With its unique approach and contemporary text, this work addresses best practices and strategies for change for nurse-midwives and other clinicians who care for mothers and infants in our nation. By examining controversial topics and presenting exemplar case studies using the most current research, the work provides a roadmap for those who strive to implement change through evidence-based practice.
There is no current book published in the U.S. that focuses exclusively on the most controversial areas of practice and evidence-based best practices for nurse-midwives. With this fact in mind, Springer Publishing Company approached Frontier Nursing University about preparing such a book. “FNU accepted this challenge and we are proud to say that all contributors are FNU faculty and alumni,” states Dr. Barbara Anderson, lead editor. Dr. Barbara Anderson, DNP Program Director, and Dr. Susan Stone, President and Dean, served as editors.
The development of this textbook was a milestone for FNU. Mary Breckinridge, the institution’s founder, dreamed that the nurse-midwives from FNU would one day share their knowledge through the written word. As a visionary and organizer, well-known for developing a model of rural primary health care, family nursing, and nurse-midwifery that set a standard for the nation, Mrs. Breckinridge wrote in her autobiography about the need for an educational text by and for American nurse-midwives. Leaving this dream to those who followed, “Mrs. Breckinridge would be proud to see that FNU faculty and alumni have made her vision a reality,” says Dr. Anderson.
The textbook is targeted toward all maternity care providers as well as nursing and midwifery students. “While the book focuses on best practices for nurse-midwives, we embrace the contributions of all of our colleagues engaged in working with mothers and infants and we offer our suggestions for practices that support normal birth. As the birthplace of nurse-midwifery in America, the faculty and alumni of Frontier Nursing University are proud to build upon the foundation that Mary Breckinridge laid,” states Dr. Susan Stone.
Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change is now available from Springer Publishing. All royalties from this work will go to the FNU scholarship fund. To request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with the authors, please contact Dara Salem at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-804-6236. Visit the SpringBoard to view a blog post by the authors HERE.
Frontier Nursing University is based in Hyden, Kentucky and offers nursing and midwifery distance education programs to students nationwide. Learn more about FNU at www.frontier.edu.
The Frontier Nursing University is a private, non-profit, non-residential graduate school of nursing offering community-based, distance education programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the Master of Science in Nursing Degree and/or post-master's certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Our mission is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.