Page to advise on midwifery education

Professor to serve as expert advising Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (AMCE) Board of Commissioners on issues related to education
June 13, 2019

On May 30, the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) appointed Robin Page, PhD, RN, CNM, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, to the advisory committee as the representative for education. Page will join other members serving as experts in the fields of nursing, medicine, public health, obstetrics and gynecology and allied health for a five-year term.

ACME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a programmatic accrediting agency for midwifery education programs, a recognition the agency has held since 1982. As a member of the ACME advisory committee, Page will provide expert input and serve as a trusted adviser to the ACME Board of Commissioners on issues related to education and health, as well as the development of policies and evaluation processes. Her role will aid in the agency’s mission to advance excellence in midwifery education.

Page presented at the national conference of the American College of Nurse Midwives in 2018. This, coupled by attendance of business meetings and interactions with midwife colleagues from across the country, energized Page to want to become more involved with serving the organization on a national level.

“Midwifery is an important part of my role as an advanced practice registered nurse,” Page said. “I am a certified nurse midwife (CNM) which encompasses care of women throughout their childbearing years, and I am a direct primary care provider for low-income and underserved women in Brazos County through my clinical practice at The Prenatal Clinic.”

Page has been in academia for more than 20 years, including 16 years at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, and five years at Texas A&M University College of Nursing, where she previously served as the director of nursing education for the Round Rock campus from 2014 to 2016. In her current faculty role at Texas A&M, she shares her time teaching graduate students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, conducting research with collaborators from the Texas A&M College of Medicine and Texas A&M School of Public Health, and serving as a direct care provider for underserved women. Her research focuses on preterm birth, pregnancy outcomes and health disparities.

— Kala McCain