Nurse-Midwifery Faculty recognized by American College of Nurse-Midwives

Associate Professors Jane Wrede and Julie Ann Vingers have been named Fellows by the American College of Nurse Midwives.

By Contributing Writer

August 01, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.

Associate Professors Jane Wrede and Julie Ann Vingers

Associate Professors Jane Wrede and Julie Ann Vingers

Two of Bethel’s nurse-midwifery program faculty, Jane Wrede and Julie Ann Vingers, have earned the distinguished honor of being inducted as Fellows by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). According to the ACNM website, this honor recognizes midwives for their clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, professional achievement, and demonstrated leadership within ACNM.

Wrede and Vingers were instrumental in developing the nurse-midwifery program, which began in 2014. Wrede served as program director from its inception through July 31, 2022, and Vingers has served on the faculty of Bethel’s undergraduate and graduate nursing programs since 2011. Both are associate professors; licensed, certified practicing nurse-midwives in their communities; and accomplished researchers and writers.

“Dr. Wrede and Dr. Vingers have been integral to the success of the nurse-midwifery program, including program development, accreditation, and growth,” says Diane Dahl, dean of nursing, social work, and community health. “They bring experiences from practice into the classroom which is important for student learning. This honor is well deserved and recognizes their excellence as nurse-midwives and educators."

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