Erin Morelli, MSN, CNM, CLC

Lecturer in Nursing

email: erin.morelli@yale.edu

About

Erin Morelli graduated from Quinnipiac University with her Bachelor’s in Nursing.  She then studied at Yale University where she earned a Master’s in Nursing with a specialty in midwifery.  She is passionate about midwifery and nursing education and she has a special interest in health policy, particularly in how this information is taught in nursing and midwifery programs.  She has worked in private practice and is currently working in the Yale Midwifery Faculty Practice – a collaborative full-scope practice at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  She is a lecturer at Yale School of Nursing in the midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner and graduate entry pre-specialty in nursing programs of study and as a Clinical Instructor at Yale School of Medicine.  Additionally, Erin is the chair of the ACNM Midwives Teaching Nurses caucus.  She is also active on ACNM Clinical and Academic Educators Committee and the Business Committee.  She is the founder and co-facilitator of the Vidone Volunteer Doula Program at Yale- New Haven Hospital.  Erin has spoken nationally at the AWHONN, ACNM,  and the National Student Nurses’ Association Conventions.

Research Interests

Erin Morelli’s research interests include: collaborative practice in obstetrics and use of early labor tools such as walking paths to delay admission in early labor.  She also is a certified lactation counselor and is passionate about supporting breastfeeding.  

Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications

“Uterine Incarceration: A Case Study”Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health 63 (3), 352-356, 2018.

Podium Presentations 

“The Early Labor Walking Path: A Tool To Reduce Primary Cesarean Sections”
2018 Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Convention
Tampa, Florida

“The Early Labor Walking Path: A Tool To Reduce Primary Cesarean Sections”
2018 Connecticut Association of AWHONN
Bridgeport, Connecticut

  “The Early Labor Walking Path: A Tool To Reduce Primary Cesarean Sections”
2018 Yale New Haven Health Nursing Grand Rounds

“Effective Clinical Precepting”
2019 Yale New Haven Health Advanced Practice Provider Grand Rounds

“Birth of a Collaborative Practice Model: The Yale Vidone Birthing Center Story”
2017 Yale Perinatal Nursing Conference
Orange, Connecticut

“Leadership in Nursing-Perspectives of a Fuld Fellow”
1999 National Student Nurses’ Association Convention
Raleigh, North Carolina

Roundtable Presentations

“Using the Unfolding Case Study in Maternity Nursing Education”
Clinical and Academic Educators’ Workshop
2018 American College of Nurse-Midwives Convention (ACNM)
Savannah, Georgia

“Optimizing Maternal Newborn Skills Labs and On Campus Clinical”
Clinical and Academic Educators’ Workshop
2019 American College of Nurse-Midwives Convention (ACNM)
Washington, D.C.

“Implementing a Quality Improvement Practice Bundle to Reduce Early Labor Admissions and Primary Cesareans”
2019 ACNM, Washington, D.C.

Webinar

“Decreasing Primary Cesarean Section Rates Using Admission in Active Labor, Collaborative Practice and the Early Labor Walking Path”
Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (group of 45 hospitals participating)
Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries Initiative, 2018
https://health.usf.edu/publichealth/chiles/fpqc/provide

Poster Presentations 

“Birth of a Collaborative Practice Model: The Yale Vidone Birthing Center Story”
2018 American College of Nurse-Midwives Convention
Savannah, Georgia

“The Early Labor Walking Path: A Tool to Minimize Admission In Early Labor”
2016 Yale School of Nursing 60th Anniversary Conference
New Haven, Connecticut

“Reducing Primary Cesarean Section”
2019 American College of Nurse-Midwives Convention