Janelle began her nursing career in 1982, working in medical rehabilitation, psychiatric nursing, and labor/delivery, postpartum, and newborn care. In 1986, she apprenticed with a direct-entry midwife. After ten years of home birth practice, she realized she needed additional education in order to fully care for her clients, and entered the Pathways to Midwifery program at Stonybrook. Janelle was the first advanced practice nurse to practice at the Indian Health Services hospital in Sitka, Alaska, where she maintained a dual home/hospital birth practice. She has owned a birth center, and also worked as a midwife laborist in a busy urban midwifery/OB practice. Today, she provides women's health care part-time as a volunteer CNM/ARNP in a direct-care clinic, in addition to enjoying work as an associate professor at FNU.
Janelle Komorowski, DNP, ARNP, CNM
Course Faculty, PC 718
Frontier Nursing University
Location: Washington state