Nell Tharpe, CNM

Providing continuing education for midwives

As winter approaches and the 2024 suturing workshop schedule is finalized and posted, it’s time for an important announcement

After teaching suturing continuously since 1996, I am planning a sabbatical for 2025. The last suturing workshops for 2024 are scheduled for October. My plan is to take a break from teaching and writing obligations and explore what the people and places of this great country have to offer.

In the meantime, I am working with an amazing team on revisions 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.

I am still passionate about the work I do, and hope that it can be an inspiration to you all.

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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