Nurse Family Partnership® at Texas A&M University
Learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership® at Texas A&M University’s College of Nursing:
Nurse-Family Partnership® is designed to educate and empower first-time moms. Becoming a mom for the first time can be overwhelming. It is especially difficult for moms and families with limited support. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an expert help you navigate this new territory? More than 340,000 first-time moms just like you have enjoyed the benefits of having a Nurse-Family Partnership® professional1 at no cost. We know you’re asking, “is this for real?” It is! Below you’ll find more information about how to enroll and answers to your questions.
Healthy and happy kids come from happy, healthy homes.
Do I qualify?
You must be a first-time mom and 28 weeks or less along. The earlier in your pregnancy you join the program, the longer you and your baby get to realize the benefits! There is an income eligibility requirement. This program is focused on assisting low-income, first-time moms. Enrollment is 100% voluntary.
Who are they and what do they do?
Your Nurse-Family Partnership® registered nurses are specifically trained for mother-baby care. They support first-time mothers through regularly scheduled in-home visits with moms-to-be. They start visiting your home early in your pregnancy and continue their service through your child’s second birthday.
Dads & Partners Need Help & Support, too!
A new baby can bring lots of changes, especially for first-time moms. Your nurse can help you and your household prepare for and know how to deal with the changes, challenges and milestones. Their goal is to help you and your family build a healthy, happy home for you and your new baby. To this end, partners, fathers, family members or even your close friends are welcome to participate in your visits. Some visits may simply provide another set of hands to calm a fussy baby or change their diaper. Others may discuss in-depth topics like feeding and sleep schedules to help ensure everyone in your home is taking excellent care of your baby.
You can learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership® at Texas A&M University College of Nursing HERE.
You can learn more about the history and evidence behind Nurse-Family Partnership® , the nationwide program HERE.