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Program Philosophy

The faculty of the Nurse Midwifery Program adopts the philosophies of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and  the Rutgers School of Nursing. The faculty further embraces the following Concepts and beliefs:

Program Objectives

A graduate of Rutgers School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Educational Program will be able to:

Manage the primary care of normal newborns and essentially healthy women antepartally, intrapartally, postpartally and gynecologically including family planning by using the following process:
  1. Investigate by obtaining all data needed for complete evaluation of the client's status.
  2. Make an accurate assessment/identification of problems and needs based upon correct interpretation of findings.
  3. Develop a comprehensive plan of care with the client/ family which is based on the client's need for immediate Nurse-Midwifery intervention, consultation, collaborative management or referral.
  4. Implement the plan of care consistently, efficiently and safely.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness and completeness of care given and institute alternate plan of care when necessary.
Promote the health, safety and welfare of families within the primary care environment:
  1. Identify the family unit as defined by the individual and assess its effects upon the individual.
  2. Identify the effects of the environmental, cultural, social and economic influences on family functioning.
  3. Utilize family strengths, health team members and community resources to support family stability and to promote self-directed health care behaviors.
  4. Prepare the family to adapt to pregnancy, parenthood and childrearing through individual and group teaching.
  5. Promote health maintenance concepts through evidence-based care.
  6. Promote the tenets of population health
Identify the role and responsibilities of the Nurse-Midwife
  1. Utilize international and national history of midwifery and the essential documents of the ACNM to gain a perspective of current issues affecting nurse-midwifery practice.
  2. Participate in the promotion of high quality primary maternal and child health services through the political and legislative process.
  3. Facilitate consumer and health care professional's awareness of nurse-midwifery utilizing the media, speaking engagements and/or membership on committees.
  4. Maintain currency in practice through knowledge of evidence-based resources and participation in continuing education programs.
  5. Act as a catalyst for progressive change of the health care delivery system through practice standards, leadership and/or research activities.

Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose
The Nurse-Midwifery Educational Program, School of Nursing exists to assist students to:

Assume the role and function of the nurse-midwife as a safe beginning primary care practitioner who incorporates leadership principles and research activities into clinical practice.

Manage the primary care of normal newborns and essentially healthy women antepartally, intrapartally, postpartally and gynecologically including family planning while respecting diversity and inclusion.



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