Faculty Profile

Tanya Belcheff, DNP, CNM

  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Senior Management
  • Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Tanya Belcheff, DNP, CNM, is deeply committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. As the Director of DEI at Frontier Nursing University, her primary focus is creating a more inclusive educational environment. Dr. Belcheff holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (PMHN) degree, and is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM). Since 2002, Dr. Belcheff has worked tirelessly to address healthcare disparities in birth center and hospital settings. With a background in nursing and midwifery, Dr. Belcheff brings a wealth of experience to the role. Advocacy for marginalized communities drives her dedication to fostering inclusivity. Dr. Belcheff played a key role in developing Frontier Nursing University's DEI Fellows and DEI Staff Ambassadors Programs, collaborating with stakeholders to enhance its impact. Dr. Belcheff's passion for DEI initiatives shines through work at Frontier Nursing University. As the chair, Dr. Belcheff was deeply involved in the Intersectionality, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy Across the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee, leading the charge to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the curriculum. Dr. Belcheff collaborated to integrate simulations into the curriculum to provide students valuable experiential learning opportunities. As an active participant in shared governance, Dr. Belcheff co-chaired the Faculty Staff Council, the Clinical Outreach and Placement Workgroup and served on the President's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce Curriculum Subcommittee, working collaboratively with staff and faculty to tackle key issues and advocate for the needs of faculty and staff. She also served as Secretary for the Wellness Committee, helping to coordinate wellness initiatives and events. As a member of the Environmental Stewardship Initiative, she actively participated in various projects to promote sustainability and reduce environmental impact. Dr. Belcheff also made valuable contributions to the ACNM Standards for Practice Taskforce. Additionally, she held an officer position within the Sigma Theta Tau Chi Pi Chapter, and she is a member of her local Adverse Childhood Experiences task force, where she dedicates her efforts to promoting excellence in trauma-informed nursing education.