Posts Tagged ‘Nurse-Midwifery’

Hannah Proctor to lead Vanderbilt’s strengthened support for reproductive health and parenting

September 1, 2022

Vanderbilt has named Hannah Proctor, MSN’16, to the new role of reproductive health and parenting resource coordinator for the university community. Proctor has been part of the VUSN/Vanderbilt COVID response effort since early in the pandemic. She is a certified nurse-midwife, and will be the first point of contact for pregnant individuals and parents who may need assistance and support. She will be available to help faculty, students, staff and postdoctoral scholars.

Vanderbilt, UNC and Duke nurse-midwives join forces to reduce Black maternal health risks

June 27, 2022

Nurse-midwives and educators from three prominent research universities have teamed up to improve pregnancy outcomes in Black communities by providing specialized training for doulas, persons who support birthing mothers and families through the entire process of childbirth. Doulas offer emotional and informational support for pregnant persons and their families.

“Call the Midwife” returns Sunday with post-episode blogs from Vanderbilt School of Nursing Nurse-Midwives

March 18, 2022

The new season of Nashville Public Television’s hit show, Call the Midwife, starts this Sunday—and as they have since the series came to NPT in 2013, Vanderbilt School of Nursing nurse-midwives are ready to share their insights and experiences in post-episode blogs.

VUSN DNP and MSN Alumna, Melissa Stec, Joins Wilson Health Medical Group ObGyn practice (OH)

June 27, 2021

VUSN DNP and MSN Alumna, Dr. Melissa Stec, DNP, APRN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN is now offering midwife services for obstetric patients delivering at the Wilson Health Medical Group ObGyn practice and the hospital’s Family Birth Center in Sidney, Ohio. “I love working with women, and being able to see their prenatal care right through to the birth…

Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in births among Black and white women

June 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Nursing Jeremy Neal, PhD, FACNM, has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies. The study will focus on the frequency of cesarean births among the two groups. It will be the first to describe obstetric care in this way at a high-volume, academic medical center, and its findings will inform how health care providers can improve standards of care to ultimately decrease the disparity in cesarean births.

VUSN Nurse-Midwives step up to save lives in two emergencies

June 21, 2021

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt Faculty Nurse-Midwives stepped up and saved lives. Read about CNMs Grace Zimmerman and Alexandra Speros, MSN’19, in “VUMC Voice.”