Erin Morelli, MSN, CNM, CLC, RN, FACNM

Lecturer in Nursing & Director of the Midwifery Faculty Practice

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 the Director for 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 Co-Chair of the Student and New Midwives Committee for the American College of Nurse-Midwives.  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.

“Reliability and Validity of Midwifery Obstetrics Collaboration (MOC) Scale: A Tool to Improve Collaborative Practice” Midwifery, 96, May 2021.

Podium Presentations

“An Opening Conversation About the Midwifery Educator’s Role in Racism” 2021 American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting, Virtual  

Innovative Education for Nurses and Midwives from Diverse Non-Science Backgrounds” 2020 NETNEP International Nurse Education Conference, Sitges, Spain, Abstract accepted, conference cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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

“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 Nursing Grand Rounds, Yale New Haven Health

“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

“Tips and Strategies for Success for New and Experienced Preceptors” Clinical and Academic Educators’ Workshop,                                                                                     2021 American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting (ACNM) Virtual

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

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

“Using the Unfolding Case Study to Engage Millennial Nursing Students”, Clinical and Academic Educators’ Workshop, 2018 American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia

Webinars

“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

“Telehealth Workshop for Faculty and Preceptors ” Yale School of Nursing, 2020

Escape Rooms for Nursing Education” Yale School of Nursing, 2021, YNHH Innovation and Creativity in Nursing Education Workshop: Retooling for the 21st Century

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”, 2017 Yale Perinatal Nursing Conference, Orange, Connecticut

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