Frontier Meets the Big Apple: National Midwifery Week


Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is heading to the Big Apple! FNU students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters will flood into New York City during during National Midwifery Week on October 1-7, 2017, for several events celebrating and supporting the important work of nurse-midwives. The United States has the highest rates of maternal death and injury, the lowest birth weights, and the widest disparities in the entire developed world. FNU hopes to raise awareness of how nurse-midwives are a part of the solution.


What’s Happening:


FNU Case Presentation Days

First, Frontier students, alumni, faculty, preceptors and friends are invited to attend the FNU Case Presentation Day on Friday, Oct. 6. The Case Day presentation will be followed with light refreshments and fellowship.  Case Presentation Days are organized by FNU RCFS (Regional Clinical Faculty) to provide opportunities for networking in the region.  Students doing their clinical practicum will present cases to facilitate group discussion of management options and to promote the pathways of critical thinking.   


The Today Show

FNU will be making an appearance on The Today Show on Friday, Oct. 6. Frontier graduate Dwynn Golden, RCF, and Angela Bailey, FNU Associate Director of Development, will represent the FNU community in the outside audience along with a growing number of FNU community members. Participants are encouraged to bring baby dolls from home to gain the attention of the Today Show crew. Free T-shirts will be distributed as Frontier is hopeful for a large crowd and a live TV interview!


Miles for Midwives 5K

The third event of the National Midwifery Week is the running (or walking!) of the Miles for Midwives 5K! The race, in its 15th year, will be run on Saturday, Oct. 7, through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. FNU supporters are encouraged to join the Frontier group at the race. Once again, Frontier aims to be a visible presence in the event, which raises funds for midwives in New York City.


The whole weekend is designed to celebrate the work of nurse-midwives. The community at FNU is hoping the events help bring attention to our country’s high maternal death and injury rates, and the vital role that nurse-midwives play in filling this healthcare gap.

Did you know that black mothers are three to four times more likely than white mothers to die from pregnancy and childbirth? These racial disparities affect black mothers whether they live in urban centers or in rural areas and whether they are affluent or poor—and in some parts of the U.S., the gap is widening. FNU is committed to raising awareness of the issue and educating the healthcare providers that can make a difference.


How YOU can participate:


To RSVP for the FNU Case Day Presentation, please contact Dwynn Golden at or (607) 547-6190


To RSVP for participation in the Today Show and Miles for Midwives 5K, please contact Angela Bailey at or 859-899-2533.


You can join the conversation about these events on the FNU New York Facebook event page!


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