Congratulations to Jessica Anderson, CNM, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and clinical director for the Center for Midwifery, for being awarded a Nightingale Luminary Award. The Nightingale Award honors nurses who advance the profession of nursing and have positively impacted their community through advocacy, leadership and/or innovation.
Jessica began her career as a labor and delivery registered nurse. She had an opportunity to work with CNMs and her passion for midwifery began as she thought about the possibilities for women and the contribution of the CNM to the healthcare team.
Jessica became a CNM in 2003, working in private practice before coming to the University of Colorado in 2005. Jessica joined the Center for Midwifery three months after it opened and has helped build and grow the program. For the past seven years, Jessica has served as the Clinical Director Center for Midwifery Anschutz/Longmont. The growth has been exciting. The two midwifery groups at Anschutz are responsible for 41% of the deliveries. Under Jessica’s leadership, the Center for Midwifery received the 2016 American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Best Practice-Triple Aim Achievement. Jessica is passionate about the relationships that CNMs build with families, the teams and “the beauty in transitioning families to parenthood in an empowered and positive way."
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