Teacher, Teacher: Certified Nurse-Midwives and Nurse Practitioners Go Back to School to Learn to Teach

From April 1993 to November 1996, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing created and implemented a nine-month faculty education project to prepare certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners for clinical and classroom teaching.

The training program featured:

  • Three five-day workshops at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Ongoing training with "mentor teachers" at students' home institutions.

Key Results

  • The project established a nine-month teacher education program for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.
  • Forty-eight certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners received post-Master's teaching certificates. Participants were a culturally diverse group of men and women from 38 universities in 23 states and the District of Columbia.