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Image 17 of Frontier Nursing Service, Vol. 79, No. 2, Fall/December 2003

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QUARTERLY BULLETIN I5 The accreditation process continues to be our most important goal. We are currently pursuing re-accreditation with the American Col- lege of Nurse-Midwives, accreditation for the MSN program from the National League for Nursing and accreditation from the South- em Association of Colleges and Schools. This worthwhile process consumes many administrative hours. We will keep everyone in- formed of our progress. Best wishes to everyone for a happy and peaceful holiday season. Ruth Beeman Named Dean Emerita Ruth Beeman is a graduate of the Maternity Center Association (MCA) School of Midwifery, the University of Pennsylvania in Education, the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium and Co- lumbia University School of Public Health. Ruth Beeman is the epitome of Mary Breckinridges public health nurse midwife sewing in fields at distance as a missionary in a small bush hospital in the Belgian Congo (Zaire) Africa, and the home birth service of MCA in New York City. She helped to tran- sition the MCA school and service to the State University of New York Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. She has served as pub- lic health consultant for training many ofthe family planning nurses in New York State and in supervising the lay midwives practicing in Arizona. She developed graduate studies in matemity nursing at Indiana University, New York Medical College and Arizona State University. ln 1983 Ruth Beeman brought her talents and extraordinary aca- demic and clinical experience to the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN) where she served as Dean until she retired in 1988. At the FSMFN she was responsible for all aspects of the nurse midwife/family nurse practitioner program including l obtaining funding, accreditation from the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Nurses Association. She served 0 on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University and originated the affiliation between Frances Payne Bolton School Nursing and the Fronter School. She continued to serve there as liaison and

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