Empowering first-time moms to find their hearts' desires.
Nurse-Family Partnership gives maternal and child nurses a career they can feel passionate about.
There are so many reasons why maternal and child health nurses choose to become Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitors – autonomy, flexibility, a supportive work environment, and continuing education. But nothing beats the knowledge that they are providing a very special kind of support to first-time moms – the kind of support that makes a measurable difference in the lives of their clients.
Read the inspirational stories of some of the maternal and child health nurses who work for Nurse-Family Partnership. And discover why being a Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitor offers a career like no other.
Christina had been a social worker and a hospital-based pediatric nurse. Now that Christina has been a part of Nurse-Family Partnership for eight years, she doesn't want to do anything else. The difference with Nurse-Family Partnership is the opportunity to build a long-term relationship with her clients – to "have a hand in the future." Download Christina's story.
The Nurse-Family Partnership training represented a paradigm shift in Gail's views of infant development. She had worked in many different areas of nursing, and other than the training she received as a surgical intensive care nurse, none has come close to the depth of preparation she received for Nurse-Family Partnership. As Gail learned, the program also had supports in place to help new practitioners circumvent failure. Download Gail's story.
In 1986, as a nursing grad student, Pat came across an article in Pediatrics about a unique home visitation pilot program initiated by Dr. David Olds. Fifteen years later, as a field nurse, Pat learned that Olds’ program was to be replicated in her state. She went to her supervisor and said. “I’ve been following this program since I was in grad school; we need to bring it here.” Her supervisor told her to write the grant, and if they got funding, Pat could run the program. Download Pat's Story.
Vickie has been a nurse for 30 years, including 10 years serving as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. Today, she works for the Nurse-Family Partnership in Dallas, Texas, helping low-income, first-time mothers cope with all the challenges of raising a baby. You might think that her work in Texas is a far cry from her experiences in the bush, but Vickie will be the first to tell you that nothing could have prepared her better. Download Vicki's story.
A day in the life
No two days in the life of a Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitor are ever the same. Discover what your day might entail if you were to join our evidence-based program. Download "A day in the life."