The Marquette University College of Nursing Natural Family Planning teacher training program is a professional online educational experience based on the standards of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The program prepares the participant to provide professional NFP services and to qualify for certification through the USCCB.
This educational program was designed for health professionals, i.e., professional nurse (at least BSN prepared), advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistant and involves a three-credit asynchronous online course and a supervised practicum. The online course is available for undergraduate, graduate or continuing education credit.
Marquette's online NFP teacher training program was developed through a generous grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.
This course is offered in a semester time frame, beginning in August and ending in December. Student will learn physiological, behavioral and spiritual aspects important to teaching and using natural family planning.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 45 contact hours.
Module 1: Introduction and History
Module 2: Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3: Scientific Foundations
Module 4: Teaching the Marquette Method
Module 5: Introduction to Charting and Interpretation
Module 6: Women's Health Issues
Module 7: Case Presentation
Module 8: Identification and Management of Special Circumstances
Module 9: Management of Women's Health Issues through Charting
Module 10: Management of Women's Health Issues through Charting
Module 11: Program Development and Management
Module 12: Church Teaching
Module 13: Psychological, Spiritual and Behavioral Ethical Issues
Module 14: Marriage and Family Life
Module 15: Basic Professional Principles of a Fertility Health Educator
This course is taught in a case presentation format.
Students will learn how to apply practical application from theory and skills acquired in this course to teach natural family planning.
Students are assigned a personal preceptor and are required to teach a minimum of 10 new clients/couples and present an online case study.
For information about the teacher training program, scholarships, tuition and fees, and the admissions process, contact: