[IL-CNM] marketing CNM's

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Fri Feb 16 12:08:09 CST 2007

I am curious re the CVS clinics. I has thought they would only hire FNPs, to
do 'full scope'. I have received calls, letters, but figured they were using
the APN state list. Did they say they would like a CNM? It is such an
interesting concept, and could change the market for APNs (or only FNPs?) 


Cheri Moran



From: il-cnm-bounces at luc.edu [mailto:il-cnm-bounces at luc.edu] On Behalf Of
Kathleen Donaldson
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:58 PM
To: il-cnm at luc.edu
Subject: Re: [IL-CNM] marketing CNM's




I have already received a phone call at home from Minute Clinics, which is
run by CVS...a recruiting phone call.  I can't imagine doing pelvics in
these clinics, but to have them staffed by CNM/NPs for general practice
would be great.  It is a great opportunity CNMs to be visible to the
mainstream public.


Kudos to you for stepping up to the plate and talking to the class at the
University.  And remember, each of those students has a mother, or a sister,
or a friend with whom they can share the information about CNMs.


Kathleen Matush Donaldson


On Feb 15, 2007, at 10:00 AM, <gayekoconis at sbcglobal.net> wrote:



I have tried to approach this question from a personal responsibility stand
point.  I have always thought that female dominated fields are not good at
promoting themselves (teaching, nursing, motherhood as examples).  Is there
something more we can be doing to let people know who we are, where we are
and what we do?  I really did not want to speak with this class at the
University, but I realized it was a good opportunity to promote what I do to
a young group of people who will probably need gyne/ob services in the
future.  Is there more we can be doing individually and professionally to
gain greater awareness of our profession?


By the way, I think we can definitely capitalize on the momentum that CVS,
Target and Walgreens pharmacies will create by staffing them with APN's!
How can we do this though???


Gaye Koconis

sarah simmons <sadiejane58 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Hi Gaye,  I imagine the students' question could start a lively online
discussion.  I'll start it by saying that in a system where healthcare is a
for-profit industry, good care and patient satisfaction are not the bottom
line.  (Even when studies show care is cost effective due to improved
outcomes, the medical lobby is too strong to change policy.)

Sarah Simmons

gayekoconis at sbcglobal.net wrote:

Hello everyone:


Just wanted to send along my thanks for your video ideas and comments.  I
wasn't able to pick up all of the videos I had hoped to, but I thought the
class went well.  They were all very interested and sweet, and asked me the
most obvious question, one that I really couldn't answer very well.  "If
midwives give such great care, have such high levels of patient
satisfaction, and have such great stats, than how come so many people don't
even know what a midwife is?"



alicia huntley <ahuntley at interserv.com> wrote:

How about the video that comes with the current edition of Barb Harper's
book on Gentle Childbirth?




From: il-cnm-bounces at luc.edu [mailto:il-cnm-bounces at luc.edu] On Behalf Of
gayekoconis at sbcglobal.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 11:24
Subject: [IL-CNM] birth video


Hello everyone:


I have been asked to speak with a theology class at Loyola University (my
alma mater) on February 13, essentially to participate in a broad dialoge
about birth, being a CNM, discussing prenatal diagnostic testing,
contraception, reproductive responsibilities (broad enough???).  Anyway, I
am wondering if anyone has a readily accessible birth video they feel
captures the essence of why natural childbirth is so wonderful (I am always
at a loss for words when I try to describe why I know it is important).
Something short, which might even juxtapose a typical hospital birth would
be great.  I know I've seen something like this, failing memory leaves me at
a loss as to when and where.


many thanks,

Gaye Koconis

gayekoconis at sbcglobal.net


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