Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz, DNP, RN, CNM, FNP-BC, is a clinician educator - associate professor.

Ostrem-Niemcewicz earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from New Mexico State University; a post-master's certificate and Master of Science in Nursing, with concentrations in family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery, from The University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dominican College of San Rafael.

Areas of Specialty

Family-Centered Care | Maternal and Child Health | Midwifery/ OBGYN | Nurse Education | Women's Health


DNP, New Mexico State University, 2015 (Nursing)
Post-Master's Certificate, The University of New Mexico, 1997 (Family Nurse Practitioner)
MSN, The University of New Mexico, 1996 (Nurse-Midwifery)
BSN, Domincan College of San Rafael, 1989 (Nursing)


RN: Registered Nurse
CNM: Certified Nurse-Midwife
FNP-BC: Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified

Achievements & Awards

FACNM: Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society Member and Gamma Sigma Board Member
Associate Program Manager for Grenada: RAD-AID International
Chair- Ultrasound Education Subcommittee American College of Nurse-Midwives

Key Publications

Bromley, Bryann, Hawn, Jennifer, Kendig, Susan , Nagtalon-Ramos, Jamille , Fosnight, Aleece , Ostrem, Kristen, Watkins, Kathy, Wax, Joseph, Odibo, Anthony, Perez, James, 2018 AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Limited Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations by Advanced Clinical Providers Journal of Ultrasound Medicine 2018; 00:00-00 0278-4297, vol.
AIUM, , 2018 Training Guidelines for Advanced Clinical Providers in Women's Health Performing and Interpreting Limited Obstetric Ultrasound , vol.




  • English

Courses Taught

Advanced Field Work in Midwifery
Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project

Research and Scholarship

Expansion of nurse practitioner and midwifery practice to include ultrasound for clinical decision-making.