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Faculty Profiles : Helen Moose, RN, MS, CNM

Helen Moose
Helen Moose
Nurse Educator

801 North Rutledge St
P.O. Box 19622
Springfield, IL 62794-9622
217-545-4186 (phone), 217-545-0192 (fax)

Educational Background | Research Interests & Projects | Teaching Interests & Activities | Selected Publications & Presentations | Grants/Honors

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, MS in Nurse-Midwifery, 1999
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, BS in Nursing, 1983
  • Certified Nurse Midwife, American College of Nurse Midwives,1999
  • Certified ALSO Instructor (Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, 2004

Research Interests & Projects

  • Women’s Health
  • Prenatal Care/Centering Pregnancy
  • Oral health
  • Interprofessional Education

Teaching Interests & Activities

  • Responsible for helping to coordinate and serve as a resource during the Internal Medicine Clerkship for third year medical students
  • Responsible for providing and enhancing educational skills of medical students.
  • Score and provide feedback to students for history and physical write-ups and SOAP notes.
  • Serve as advisor to medical students
  • Facilitate student mentor clinic activities.
  • Teach, observe and provide feedback to students regarding clinical skills such as physical assessment, documentation, and pelvic exam skills.

Selected Publications & Presentation

  • Midwives in Medical Education: The Who’s, Why’s, and How’s, ACNM 56th Annual Meeting, May 24, 2011. (San Antonio, TX)
  • Centering Pregnancy-Group Prenatal Care”, SIU OB Residency Conference, July 23, 2010. (Springfield, IL)
  • The Growing Problem of Obesity and Its Impact on Pregnancy”-19th Annual March of Dimes Perinatal Nursing Symposium, November 15, 2007. (Springfield, IL)
  • Prenatal Oral Health Project”, Helen Moose, CNM, and Tracey Smith, M.S., Illinois Rural Health Association 15th Annual conference. April 15th, 2004 (Bloomington. IL)
  • Smoking Cessation Program for Expectant Women in a Rural Clinic”- Tracey Smith, MS, and Helen Moose, CNM, Illinois Rural Health Association 15th Annual Conference. April 15th, 2004 (Bloomington, IL.).


  • In 2009, our midwifery practice (SIU Center for Family Practice) received the Silver Commendation Award from the American College of Nurse Midwives.
  • Nominating Committee-ACNM Chapter VI-2 (2008-2012)
  • State Lobby Day for Nurse Midwives- Coordinator (2007-2009)
  • CNM Representative- ISAPN State Board (2007-2009)
  • Program Committee- ISAPN Midwest Conference (2007-2009)
  • Received March of Dimes Illinois Chapter Community Service Grant in 2008 to Implement Centering Pregnancy at SIU Center for Family Medicine in 2008- Principal Investigator- Helen Moose, CNM.
  • Received an Interdisciplinary Rural Health Grant through the Center for Rural Health Professions in 2004 for a Prenatal Oral Health Education Project in a Rural Prenatal Program -H. Moose, CNM, Tracey Smith, M.S., and Linda Werner, LC
  • Was a Burdick Fellow from 2003-2005 and served as a member of the Quentin Burdick Interdisciplinary Fellowship Team which worked with the Macoupin County Health Department on developing rural health projects.
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, Nu Pi Chapter, 1993