Faculty Profile

Victoria Burslem, MSN, APRN, CNM, CNEcl, FACNM

  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Senior Instructor
  • Clinical Bound - Course Faculty
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Biography

Vicki Burslem serves as course faculty at Clinical Bound in NM710 & 711 and for the NM712 Clinical I. Prior to rejoining Frontier's faculty in 2015, Vicki has always been active in midwifery clinical practice and education throughout her career, caring for women in public and private settings, attending births in-hospital and out-of-hospital at a freestanding birth center. She was a “CNEP Pioneer,” as one of the original faculty with Frontier’s Community-based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, and has also served as faculty at the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University (now Midwifery Institute at Jefferson), educating students in both certified midwife and nurse-midwifery pathways in its distance education program. Additionally, she has been a clinical preceptor for numerous students from eight midwifery education programs. Vicki is best known, however, for her role as co-plaintiff in the anti-trust litigation, Federal Trade Commission suit, and Congressional Committee hearings that resulted from an inability to obtain hospital practice privileges. The 11-year litigation proved ultimately successful, strengthening anti-trust case law for non-physician providers, improving nurse-midwives’ ability to obtain hospital privileges, and protecting physicians who practice collaboratively with midwives from liability insurance cancellation. Vicki is active in ACNM, having served as chapter/affiliate chair for Tennessee early in her career, and more recently as president of the Mississippi Affiliate. She currently serves as President for the Kentucky Affiliate of ACNM, Chair of ACNM's Continuing Education Committee, and is on the Kentucky Assn of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives Board of Directors. She is passionate about her role in educating the next generation of midwives, with a desire to strengthen and encourage the development of exemplary clinical skills and an on-going commitment to serve women with evidence-based practice and wisdom gleaned from her many years of clinical and administrative experience.