Ostrem-Niemcewicz Named Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

UNM Nursing Faculty Receives National Recognition

Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz, DNP, RN, CNM, FNP-BC, an assistant professor and director of the master's of science in nursing program in The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Ostrem-Niemcewicz graduated from the UNM nurse-midwifery program in 1996. She completed a post-master's certificate as a family nurse practitioner in 1997 and earned her doctorate of nursing practice degree from New Mexico State University in 2015. She joined UNM's Nursing faculty in 2009.

Ostrem-Niemcewicz has chaired the ACNM Ultrasound Education Task Force since 2014. In collaboration with Pegasus Lectures, she helped develop a midwife-centric curriculum for ultrasound education and exam simulation. She is also a member of the Simulation Task Force and the Midwife Exam Group for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Intelios.

She contributed to "Training Guidelines for Advanced Clinical Providers in Women's Health Performing and Interpreting Limited Obstetric Ultrasound" and "Practice Parameter for the Performance of Limited Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations by Advanced Clinical Providers," both published in 2018 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Fellowship in the ACNM recognizes midwives who demonstrate leadership, clinical excellence and outstanding scholarship, and whose achievements have merited special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession. Fellows serve the ACNM in a consultative and advisory capacity.

Ostrem-Niemcewicz will be honored at a ceremony in May at the organization's annual meeting in National Harbor, Md. She is joining the ranks of College of Nursing faculty fellows: Kim Cox, PhD, RN, CNM, Amy Levi, PhD, RN, CNM, WHCNP, FAAN, and MaryJane Lewitt, PhD, RN, CNM.

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