Photo Feature: Nurse-Family Partnership Holiday Party

The UCCS Johnson Beth-El HealthCircle Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP) connects registered nurses with families in their communities. The national program is designed to help first-time parents feel and be successful by providing a holistic continuum of care and education including community support resources.

NFP faculty and Johnson Beth-El students hosted their program families for some holiday fun, complete with face painting, snacks and crafts.

Specially trained nurses visit with first-time parents from pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday. This support provides moms and families with the tools and resources they need to have a healthy pregnancy, healthy children and help reach their personal goals.

Students in the Johnson Beth-El health promotion and nursing programs participate in home visits for clinical hours or internships creating host events, like the Nurse-Family Partnership Wellness Workshop, for their internship hours.

Learn more about the UCCS Johnson Beth-El NFP program or share with a friend online.

About UCCS Johnson Beth-El

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences has trained and educated the region’s health professionals and human performance professionals for over 118 years, and in 2022, celebrated 25 years with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).

At Johnson Beth-El, students meet the needs of a rapidly changing health care landscape by providing innovative, nationally accredited, and ranked programs.

Johnson Beth-El’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Clinical Simulation Learning Center is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is the first Future Education Model (FEM) registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) program in Colorado and accredited by ACEND. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) became the first graduate athletic training program in Colorado when it was awarded CAATE accreditation in Spring 2020.

Our traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program is ranked nationally by US News and World Report. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences ranks #67 out of 681 national nursing programs. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is consistently ranked as a US News and World Report’s Top online Master’s in Nursing program for veterans. In 2022, we ranked #1 in the state of Colorado for veterans. Learn more about the Johnson Beth-El at

About the Nurse-Family Partnership Program

Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds by having specially educated nurses regularly visit first-time moms, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday. Research consistently proves that the partnership between a nurse and the mom is a winning combination that makes a measurable, long-term difference for the whole family. Moms enrolled in Nurse-Family Partnership benefit by getting the care and support they need in order to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, families develop a close relationship with the nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for their new family.