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APP Nurse-Midwifery Fellowship

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What is the APP Nurse-Midwifery Fellowship?

The practice of midwifery embodies a unique blend of art and science, offering compassionate, holistic care across the spectrum of reproductive health, childbirth, and postpartum support. This specialized field requires a deep understanding of the physiological and psychological aspects of pregnancy, labor, and birth, coupled with a strong foundation in patient-centered care and the ability to navigate complex emotional and physical landscapes. Excellence in midwifery hinges on the practitioner's capacity to build trust, empower patients through education and informed choices, and skillfully guide them through one of life's most significant experiences.

The Lee Physician Group (LPG) APP Nurse Midwifery Fellowship is a meticulously structured 12-month program designed to enrich nurse midwives with the advanced skills and knowledge essential for leading in the specialty of midwifery. The fellowship focuses on cultivating expertise in providing comprehensive reproductive health care, managing pregnancies, attending births, and offering seamless postpartum care. Through an immersive, supportive learning environment, fellows are prepared to become advocates for women's health, embodying the principles of respect, dignity, and shared decision-making. Graduates of the program are poised to excel as compassionate providers, dedicated to enhancing the quality of maternal and newborn care.

Online Application for Lee Health's APP Nurse-Midwifery Fellowship

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What is the curriculum for the APP Nurse-Midwifery Fellowship Program?

The APP Nurse-Midwifery Fellowship at Lee Health provides a robust infrastructure to expand the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to move the APP from entry-level competence toward proficiency and expertise.

The program curriculum encompasses Organizational Enculturation, Practice-Based Learning, peer support, and personalized mentoring.

Organizational Enculturation topics facilitate the assimilation of the APP Fellow into the culture, practices, and values of Lee Health and the APP’s profession.

Practice-Based Learning. This includes concepts intended to facilitate competence in the standards of practice and professional performance of the APP Fellow. These are introduced as lecture topics and are reinforced by clinical mentors in practice settings. During Academic Conference Days, the APP Fellow presents cases with explicit examples of how these concepts have been applied in the practice setting. These topics include: Well-being & Burnout, Professionalism, Practice Efficiency, Effective Communication, Critical thinking, Principles of Medical Ethics, Interprofessional teaming, Social determinants of health, and Billing Compliance.

Fellows will participate in supervised direct patient care activities as assigned by the clinical faculty mentor(s). This includes having experiences with inpatient and outpatient obstetric and gynecologic patients.

What elective rotations are offered to APP Nurse-Midwifery fellows?

Elective rotations are meant to enhance the education of the fellow, mainly to address learning gaps and weaknesses. These experiences may also be used to explore a possible opportunity post-fellowship, or to facilitate a transition to the same. They may be hands-on or shadowing experiences. Elective rotations must contribute to the primary goals of the fellowship and may vary in frequency and length, on a case-by-case basis, depending on multiple factors.

Fellow responsibilities will include:

  • Work clinical days as assigned
  • Complete educational modules as assigned
  • Prepare and deliver regular didactic presentations on topics in womens’ health
  • Participate in research activities as directed, such as quality improvement projects
  • Adhere to the standard of care in clinical practice
  • Attend weekly academic conferences (typically on Thursday afternoons)
  • Participate in professional development through curriculum, development, research and continuing education opportunities

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for APP Fellowships at Lee Health, Nurse-Midwifery fellows must be graduates of an MSN in CNM program and be certified as a CNM by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) prior to being accepted into the program.

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