Preceptor Spotlight: Jessica Nagel, CNM

At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community that are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.

We are delighted to announce Jessica Nagel, CNM, of Davis, CA as this summer’s featured preceptor. Ms. Nagel, CNEP 47 and a 2008 graduate of Frontier, is a full scope nurse-midwife at Sutter West Women’s Health and Sutter Davis Hospital. The patient population in this semi-rural community outside of Sacramento is very diverse. In addition, the Sutter Davis midwives share call with the Davis Community Clinic which is a Federally Qualified Health Center and serves a diverse, low-income, and uninsured/underinsured patient population. Michelle Walker, recent CNEP 99 graduate, enthusiastically nominated her former preceptor and praises her as committed to helping student nurse-midwives have a thorough, hands-on clinical experience [by] allowing her students to jump right in and learn by doing.

Ms. Nagel and other Sutter Davis midwives were recently featured in the new documentary, "The Mama Sherpas" about the growing movement of collaborative care between physicians and midwives. Ms. Nagel narrates the trailer and a quick shot of her working with a collaborative OB can be seen at the one minute mark. FNU is proud to call Ms. Nagel one of our graduates and we appreciate the good work she does on behalf of mothers and families.

Ms. Nagel will receive a Starbucks giftcard as a small token of our appreciation for her being a great preceptor.


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