Georgetown Nurse-Midwifery Faculty Elected ACNM Fellows

Debora Dole, PhD, CNM, vice chair of the Department of Advanced Nursing PracticeMARCH 27, 2017 – Two Georgetown University nurse-midwifery faculty members will be among the newest group of fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Debora M. Dole, PhD, CNM, vice chair of the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies (pictured at right), and Jennifer Jagger, MSN, CNM, WHNP, clinical faculty advisor, will join the more than 215 fellows who have been inducted since the program began in 1994.

“Being elected as a fellow is an incredible honor,” says Dole. “I am humbled to be welcomed into the fellowship by those pioneers of midwifery that have paved the way for the rest of us.  It is our responsibility to continue that tradition.”

‘Collective Wisdom’

According to its Web site, the organization says becoming a fellow recognizes midwives “. . . whose demonstrated leadership, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement have merited special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession.”

“FACNM represents the commitment of the ACNM to honor our own,” the organization notes. “In light of the vast wealth of expertise and collective wisdom represented within the body of fellows, its mission is to serve the ACNM in a consultative and advisory capacity.”

The induction will take place in Chicago in May during the college’s annual meeting.

Georgetown’s Fellows

Several Georgetown faculty members are fellows, including Heather Bradford, MS, CNM, FACNM; Mary Brucker, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN; Cindy Farley, PhD, CNM, FACNM; Julia Lange-Kessler, DNP, CM, FACNM; and Nancy Jo Reedy, MPH, CNM, FACNM.

“I congratulate Debora and Jennifer on this significant professional accomplishment,” says Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN, dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies. “Nurse-midwifery is our oldest graduate nursing program, and it is due to the strength of our faculty that we continue to be an innovator in our approaches to education.”

Added department interim chair Amanda Liddle, DrPH, RN, FAAN: “This is a remarkable achievement, and we are honored to have such distinguished faculty at Georgetown.”

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