Natural Family Planning: Teacher Training

The teacher training course is designed to give health professionals the necessary tools and procedures to provide professional natural family planning (NFP) services to women and couples throughout the reproductive continuum, i.e., from the beginnings at adolescence, during post-partum breastfeeding and through the peri-menopause.  Participants will also be taught to recognize and manage behavioral and psycho-spiritual family planning issues related to using NFP.  Note:  medical management is not included in this course.

Accreditation Statement for Joint Provider Activities:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. The Mecical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Please note there is a $2.50 fee for electronic processing and maintenance of credits claimed.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses (with a BA degree or higher interested in advancing their knowledge in womens/couples reproductive health)

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic adult principle teaching skills necessary for group and individualized instruction of NFP.
  • Practice and demonstrate an understanding of the Marquette Model (MM) system of NFP that  includes: NFP introductory sessions, menstrual cycle charting, baseline registration and assessment, follow-up sessions with new and existing clients, pregnancy evaluations, case management of psycho-spiritual, behavioral, reproductive transitions and/or charting issues (minimum of two) and organizational skills necessary for a quality driven NFP service.
  • Demonstrate mastery understanding of the Marquette Model system of NFP through designing and implementing an approved NFP program that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of their own women/couples/patients using standardized guidelines.
  • Know basic principles of professional NFP teaching and scope of service as it pertains to his/her discipline. 
Additional information


Mary Schneider
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 288-3854
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

James Linn, MD (OB/GYN)
Richard Fehring, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary Schneider MSN, FNP-BC, CLC
Kathleen Raviele, MD (OB/GYN)
Thomas Bouchard, MD (Family Practice)
Kevin Miller, PhD (Bioethicist)

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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