Taneesha Douglas

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Taneesha Reynolds Douglas, MSN, MBA, CNM is joining the nurse-midwifery program as an associate professor. Hailing from Dayton, OH, and living in Nashville, Tennessee, Taneesha's journey to nursing and midwifery was sparked by a transformative encounter during her college years, compelling her to empower others mentally, spiritually, and physically. With degrees from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, and the University of Phoenix, her expertise as a Certified Nurse Midwife is paralleled by her passion for teaching and dedication to health disparities and spirituality. Beyond her professional life, she enjoys traveling and quality time with family and friends. She is married to her partner in life and best friend, Joshua Douglas. She sees her devotion to midwifery and teaching as a calling and ministry that deeply resonates with our university's values.

Started at Bethel



  • Tennessee State University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2003
  • University of Phoenix - Master of Business Administration, 2006
  • Vanderbilt University - Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Midwifery , 2010


Taneesha Reynolds Douglas, CNM, MSN, MBA, recently joined the Bethel community, bringing her wealthy background and unwavering commitment to our mission and community. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Taneesha now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She was drawn to midwifery and ministry after a life-changing experience at a women's conference in her first year of college. She left the conference with a clear mandate to empower people to live their best lives mentally, spiritually, and physically. 

Taneesha is a dedicated educator and Certified Nurse Midwife with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Her academic achievements extend further with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. 

With an extensive career that includes diverse healthcare settings, Taneesha has touched the lives of over 500 families during the transformative experience of childbirth. A defining moment in her professional journey was being a part of the groundbreaking team establishing Nashville's only accredited out-of-hospital birthing center. Today, she remains an integral part of this initiative, offering comprehensive care and support to expectant families.

Taneesha's commitment to education has led her to Bethel University, where she imparts her knowledge to nursing and midwifery students. Her areas of interest are health disparities in maternal and infant health, the midwifery model of care, the significance of birth centers, and the intersection of spirituality with healthcare.

Taneesha's horizons expanded further with a mission trip to Kampala, Uganda, igniting her passion for global ministry and health. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds solace in travel, the joy of reading, and cherishing moments with loved ones. 

Taneesha is married to her partner in life and best friend, Joshua Douglas. Her work as an educator and midwife is not just a career but a calling, a ministry devoted to the holistic well-being of both body and spirit.

Taneesha Reynolds Douglas embodies the values of our University, bringing a holistic perspective to nursing and midwifery education, and we are proud to have her as faculty.

Courses Taught

NURS 617- Nurse Midwifery III: Intrpartum and Postpartum Care

NURS 618- Nurse-Midwifery IV: Newborn Care

NURS 719- Nurse-Midwifery II: Intrpartum Practicum 

NURS 753-Professional Issues




McDowell, L., & Douglas, T.  (2020).  Letters To The Woman I Was.  Publisher: A & M Publishing & Production.

McDowell, L., & Douglas, T.  (2019).  She Who Listens to the Whispers in the Wind: Finds the Treasure Within.  Publisher: Author.  

Danhausen, K.., & Reynolds, T.  (2019).  Safe Medication in Primary Care of Pregnant Woman: Update on New Medication Classification System.  Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 1(1), 143-159. 


Certificates and Licenses

Advanced Practice Nurse: Tennessee #16007

Registered Nurse: Tennessee #143380

CERTIFICATION: American Midwifery Certification Board 


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