Miami University Department of Nursing, Appalachian Studies, and Women’s History Month present The History of Frontier Nursing Service with Susan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN.
Join Dr. Susan Stone, President of Frontier Nursing University and certified nurse-midwife, as she introduces the history of Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) and the Frontier Nursing Service. This presentation explores the creation of the first nurse-midwifery service in the United States located in rural Kentucky. Frontier Nursing Service was designed as a demonstration project and focused on dramatically improving the health outcomes for rural families in an area with dire population health indicators. She will describe how the service came into being, how the nurse-midwives worked to fulfill the mission, and implications for population health today.
This virtual event is free, but registration is required.