Saturday, October 11, 2008

$11 Million for Nursing

According to the Miami Herald, the Wolfson Foundation donated $11 million to Miami Dade College for nursing to combat the shortage.

$11 million?

$11 million!

$11 million.

Also, according to an op ed article that I read in the same newspaper, the writer accuses the Herald of burying this news within the print edition.

Hmmm. I wonder why they didn't want everyone to know?

I think that it is great!

Why hasn't anyone stepped forward to donate so grandly to midwifery? Women are not going to stop giving birth. Obstetricians aren't increasing in number. Labor and deliver nurses...are only nurses--not practitioners.

Yes, I feel a little slighted.

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The Midwife Debate Lingers On

Sorry folks. I have been gone for awhile because I am working on so many projects--including picking up my life after Miami Dade College dropped me face down on the ground and rolled over me.

The midwifery fight still continues..and I am not just referring to with MDC but also nationally. Apparently, today concludes National Midwifery Week (October 5-11). I'm sorry to have missed it but I was completely unaware until 5 minutes ago.

The problem is that National Midwifery Week really didn't have anything to do with direct-entry midwives.

How do I know this?

Because the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) lumped midwives that are not certified by them, meaning midwives that are not CNMs or CMs, as "other." Please check out this link.

So, I guess CPMs and LMs shouldn't be celebrating...LOL.

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