Carrie Neerland, , MS, APRN, CNMUniversity of Minnesota PhD
Carrie Neerland earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 and a Master of Science with a specialty in Nurse-Midwifery in 2005, both from the University of Minnesota. She has been practicing full-scope midwifery since 2006 in both an academic health center and federally qualified health center setting. Along with clinical practice, she has been a clinical preceptor and adjunct faculty member in both the University of Minnesota’s Medical School and the School of Nursing. Ms. Neerland has served in numerous positions in the Minnesota Affiliate of ACNM, including Treasurer, Media and Marketing Chair, and is currently Co-President. She also serves at the national level and is Chair of the ACNM Membership and Marketing Committee. Ms. Neerland has assisted in spearheading numerous initiatives in Minnesota including the Optimal Outcomes in Women’s Health Conference and is the co-leader of the ACNM’s Healthy Birth Initiative: Reducing Primary Cesareans project at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Ms. Neerland’s dissertation research is focused on the prenatal development of maternal confidence for physiologic childbirth and she is developing and testing an instrument to measure maternal confidence for physiologic birth. In 2016, she was the recipient of the March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship and the ACNM Foundation’s Fellowship for Graduate Education. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Women and Families
Dissertation: Maternal Confidence to Achieve Physiologic Birth: Instrument Development and Testing