Join FNU’s nurse-midwifery faculty as we explore the roles, experiences, joys, and challenges of a career as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. We will discuss the path nurses can take to advanced practice nursing and what to expect once they get there. Come prepared with your questions about a career in nurse-midwifery.
Dr. Eileen Thrower, Ph.D., APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM
Dr. Thrower is the Department Chair for the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health at Frontier Nursing University. Her doctoral research examined oral histories of nurse-midwives in Georgia and she continues her research of the history of midwifery. She is also very passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning and has published and presented on evidenced-based teaching methodologies.
During her 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Thrower established two nurse-midwifery practices in West Georgia. She continues clinical practice as a volunteer providing well woman and gynecologic care to women at a free clinic in West Georgia. She is a past-president of Georgia’s ACNM Affiliate is currently the ACNM National Program committee chair-elect. Dr. Thrower enjoys hiking, camping, boating, crocheting, reading, and solving crossword puzzles in her free time.
Dr. Noelle Jacobsen, DNP, CNM, APRN
Dr. Jacobsen is the Interim Clinical Director for the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health at Frontier Nursing University. Her nearly two decades of CNM work has been in the public and private sectors as both a clinician and in the nursing academic arena. Her professional interests include providing healthcare services to socioeconomically vulnerable populations via including CenteringPregnancy® group prenatal care, lactation, perinatal mental health, and nurse practitioner and innovation in nurse-midwifery education. In her free time, Noelle enjoys traveling, baking, reading, day trips to the beach and spending time with her spouse and two rescue cats.
Dr. Jeneen A. Lomax, DNP, APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM
Dr. Jeneen Lomax is a faculty member at Frontier Nursing University and a certified nurse-midwife with over 19 years of women’s health experience. She is a three-time graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She worked in several different practice settings such as community hospitals and large academic hospitals; private practices; and federally qualified health centers. Prior to her faculty appointment at FNU, she has had the pleasure of working as an assistant professor teaching several graduate level courses in an FNP program ranging from Advanced Pathophysiology to Women’s Health Therapeutics and Management Across the Lifespan. Dr. Lomax has been a clinical preceptor for RN, APRN, and medical students for over 10 years as well as teaching resident physicians the management of low-risk obstetrics and family planning. As full-time faculty at Frontier Nursing University, she has taught NM 700 Role of the Nurse Midwife in Healthcare Delivery Systems and NM 701 Women’s Health. She is currently the Course Coordinator for NM/WH 717 Comprehensive Final Review course and one of the CNEP/WH Clinical Bound Team Leaders. Her goal as an Advanced Practice Nurse, nurse-midwife, and academic faculty is to uplift and empower others to reach their greatest potential.