Nell Tharpe, CNM

Providing continuing education for midwives

Sabbatical Update!

After teaching suturing continuously since 1996, I planned a sabbatical beginning in October 2024 through 2025. Due to changes in the revision schedule for the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health, our team will be working on the revisions through July of 2025. With that in mind, I’ve decided to postpone my sabbatical until October 2025.

I am grateful for the amazing team for the revision of the 7th Edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health. This will be my last edition of the text, and I am so very grateful for the amazing people who have joined this book as seasoned editors, new editors, and contributors. It takes a village to turn out a midwifery text that spans not only the life-span of those we care for, but also the cultures in which midwives and our clients make their homes. During my sabbatical, I plan to take a break from teaching and writing obligations and explore what the people and places of this great country have to offer.

My passion for the work I do remains strong. I look forward to continuing to teach through 2025. My thanks to all of the midwives who are such an inspiration to me!

With love,

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I've been offering continuing education programs for midwives since the early 1990's. I am passionate about midwifery and teaching and excellence in midwifery practice. I find joy in mentoring midwives as they grow into dynamic and resourceful practitioners.  

We all have dreams of midwifery.  Mine have changed from a community clinical practice to sharing knowledge and skills. Midwifery is about listening, about hearing, about guiding.  It's about being present as a witness, and working with each person as the expert in their own life. I love learning from each and every midwife and student I encounter.

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