Dr. Leissa Roberts inducted as Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
Jun 12, 2015 9:00 AM
Dr. Leissa Roberts Inducted as Fellow of the America College of Nurse-Midwives
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) inducted as its newest fellow Leissa Roberts, CNM, DNP, professor and assistant dean of faculty practice at the University of Utah College of Nursing. The selection as a fellow is one of the highest honors for nurse-midwives and recognizes individuals for their leadership, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship and professional achievement.
Roberts is a doctorally-prepared Certified Nurse Midwife who has been faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing since 1993. As a clinician, she is committed to listening to women and providing care with the nurse-midwifery philosophy that focuses on the needs of the individual and family for physical, emotional and social support with attention to cultural and personal values. She enjoys all aspects of woman’s health care and obstetrics and specializes in young woman who are having their first gynecologic health care visit.
As the Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice, she is responsible for College of Nursing (CON) faculty who are Advanced Practice Nurses, facilitating interdisciplinary models of care and development of new faculty practice sites. Roberts oversees 12 different faculty practices and is responsible for the 40 faculty in those 12 practices. She is also the creative vision behind the Sutter Health College of Nursing partnership which has led to over 60 graduate assistant positions for CON students.
ACNM is the oldest women's health care association in the United States. The organization has inducted more than 200 fellows who have made extraordinary contributions to midwifery since 1994.