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Nurse-Family Partnership

What is Nurse-Family Partnership?

Connect with your free personal nurse:

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free program for women who are pregnant with their first baby. When you enroll you will be connected to a registered nurse who will provide the support, advice and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and be a great mom. 

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Introducing Erlanger’s  Nurse-Family Partnership Team, from the left: Holley Rudolph, BSN, RNC,  IBCLC (Nurse Home Visitor); Jillian Hayes, BSN, RN (Nurse Home Visitor); Glenda Parks MSN IBCLC (Program Administrator), Elizabeth “Betsy” Morton, MSN, CLC, CNM (Nurse Supervisor); Ashley Martinez, BSN, RN, CCM (Nurse Home Visitor); Ana Wilkens, BSN, RN (Nurse Home Visitor); and Tiare VanArsdale, (Data Coordinator).

Your nurse will support you to:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
  • Become the best mom you can be.
  • Learn and practice things that make you more confident as a mom, like breastfeeding, nutrition, child development, safe-sleep techniques and much more.
  • Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available in your community.
  • Continue your education, develop job skills or follow your dreams for the future.

Who can enroll in Nurse-Family Partnership?

  • Anyone pregnant with her first child and is currently 28 weeks or less.
  • Meets income requirements.
  • Lives in an area where Nurse-Family Partnership is available.

Can my baby’s father participate?

  • The father, family members and friends are welcome to participate in the program, but as the mom, you are the main focus!

Learn more

  • Learn about our local organization and get connected with your free personal nurse, call 423-680-8911
  • Learn about our national parent organization, see patient stories and more, go to NFPmoms.org

This program is offered through Erlanger and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Our Staff

Betsy Morton, MSN, BSN
Betsy Morton, MSN, BSN - Coordinator

Holley Rudolph, IBCLCHolley Rudolph, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant