An East Tennessee State University program aimed to help first-time low-income mothers will graduate their first class of moms in May.
The Nurse Family Partnership at ETSU serves low income mothers who are pregnant with their first child. Each mom is partnered with a registered nurse and receive continuous home visits until the child turns two.
Nurses teach these new moms parenting skills for both during pregnancy and after giving birth as well as infant and toddler development.
Since the program began in 2016, they’ve served 171 moms in eight counties in several capacities.
The program is graduating their first class of 10 new moms and babies May 4. The graduation ceremony will combine with the program’s Mother’s Day event.