Faculty Profile

Nora Webster, DNP, CNM

  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Associate Professor
  • Course Faculty
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Personal Biography: I've lived in several states across the country and am now happily back again in Portland, Oregon where my midwifery life began. My work at FNU is just right too--a nicely balanced combination of teaching normal intrapartum care in one course and care for complications throughout the childbearing cycle in another course. I have two adult children, two daughters in law, and four grandchildren along with my husband and two cats. In addition to all things midwifery, I like to read both fiction and nonfiction, have travel adventures, walk, hike, and camp. Professional Biography: Dr. Nora Webster is an Associate Professor in the Department of Midwifery and Women's Health at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). She began teaching full-time in 2003 and joined the FNU faculty in 2007. Her current teaching role includes Course Faculty in NM704 Midwifery Care during Labor and Birth as well as Course Faculty in NM706 Advanced Midwifery Care of Childbearing Women and Newborns. Dr. Webster has been involved with midwifery for over 38 years, first as a direct entry midwife and then as a nurse-midwife. She has practiced in settings as diverse as home births on the Oregon coast to a birth center on the Texas-Mexico border to a high-volume, high-risk rural community hospital practice with the Indian Health Service in Arizona. Dr. Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, a Certificate in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery from Yale University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Arizona State University. Dr. Webster's research and scholarly interests include third and fourth stages of labor, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, critical thinking, shared decision-making, and clinical ethics. Dr. Webster is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Delta Mu Chapter.