Institute for Natural Family Planning


“Helping couples live with their God-given gift of fertility”


Reflecting the mission of Marquette University, the mission of the INFP is to serve God by contributing to the advancement of knowledge in NFP and by collaboration with the Catholic Church in local, state and national NFP programs.


The Marquette University College of Nursing Institute for Natural Family Planning was established in 1997 for the purpose of providing professional education, research and service in natural family planning.


The three major goals of the institute are to:

  • Provide online NFP teacher training for health professionals.
  • Conduct research and scholarship in NFP and
  • Develop and offer innovative NFP services.

Marquette Method

Our method of NFP applies these devices in helping the new learner of NFP to gain confidence in the self-interpretation of the woman's natural signs of fertility. All methods of NFP in some way help a man and a woman get a better picture of their fertility. Learning about one's fertility aids in understanding, appreciating and holistically living with this precious gift.

Contact Information

Institute Director
Richard J. Fehring, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
(414) 288-3838

Professional staff
Assistant Director
Mary Schneider, RN, M.S.N., FNP-BC

Spanish Coordinator and Teacher
Susana Crespo, RN, B.S.N., NFPI