Friday, September 18, 2020

Region II: With Women for a Lifetime Silver Commendation: Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, Harrisonburg, VA

In this column, I proudly feature Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare of Harrisonburg, Virginia, who were recognized in May 2019 with a With Women for a Lifetime Silver Commendation. This honor is designated solely to...

Region VII Spring Update: Improving Lives in Rural Areas

Greetings Region VII CNMs and CMs! In a prior Quickening (July 2018), I mentioned my first-hand experience working in a rural health clinic in California where there was minimal...

Region IV Spring Update: Making an Impact on Students and Careers

Region IV had an active winter season. We held retreats, dinners coupled with CEU events, and affiliate meetings. We gathered information in preparation for the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition when we...
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing Appoints Dr. Lisa Kane Low to Health Policy...

Congratulations to ACNM member and past president Dr. Lisa Kane Low. Recently, Kane Low was appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Policy Advisory Council. The Health Policy Advisory Council provides...

Region I Spring Update: Celebrating Achievements and Contributions

Region 1 celebrated Black History Month. In February, Massachusetts ACNM Diversity and Inclusion Co-chair, Joelle Leacock, posted daily on Facebook. In Joelle’s words, she highlighted “contributions of Black people all over the...

Region VI Spring Update: The Benefits of Being an Affiliate Member

One of the benefits of an ACNM membership is being a member of an affiliate. Affiliates provide a wealth of opportunities for members through collaboration, advocacy, and continuing education. Region VI affiliate...
Each year at the Annual Meeting, student midwives delivery their report to the board. Now the board has responded to issues raised in the 2018 report.

Student Representative Update

Encouraging Student Engagement and Looking Ahead to the ACNM Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the midwives who graduated in December! Well wishes to you as you take your boards...

Region V Spring Update: Strategizing, Leading Change

A common theme from affiliates in our region: student involvement! They are on affiliate boards, helping to lead change, and most affiliates are looking to ways to offer support for students to...

Region III Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Sharing the Gem of Midwifery Through Hallmark Activities

Midwifery dates to biblical days and many are not aware of its existence nor the special care that midwives provide. The art and science of midwifery are characterized by several hallmarks: incorporation...

Region VII Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Giving A Voice to the Midwives in Support of...

Greetings from Region 7! For this piece, I broaden my territory to include another ACNM group, Midwives in Support of Life (MISL). Two back stories: 1) As a midwifery student at the...