Dwynn Golden is a graduate from Frontier Nursing University, CNEP Class 2. She is proud to have had the opportunity to do her clinical experience during CNEP at the Maternity Center Association Childbearing Center in New York City as well as Beth Israel Hospital, and Betances Health Center. After practicing in full scope midwifery practice for twenty-one years, she returned to FNU in April, 2012 as a part-time RCF and has been full time FNU faculty/RCF since October, 2014.
A member of Sigma Theta Tau since undergraduate nursing school at Columbia University, she received the alumni association scholarship while there. She presented several grand rounds with CEU at her clinical job at Bassett Medical Center. During her employment at Bassett, the midwifery service received the ACNM Gold Commendation for twenty-five years of continuous midwifery care in the community. The nurse-midwives also received the Pearl F. Day nursing excellence award for outstanding nursing care. Through the financial support of the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY, she established a centering pregnancy program at Rome Memorial Hospital Prenatal Care Services. She has written several articles for local newspapers and hospital based magazines about midwifery care and women’s health. She recently received her DNP from FNU, completing an oral history of Dr. Ruth Lubic’s midwifery leadership characteristics.
Her midwifery career began at the Syracuse Community Health Center, in full-scope practice with inner-city women. She then worked at Bassett Medical Center for eighteen years as a full-scope midwife with women in an underserved, rural area. Her last job was manager and nurse-midwife at the Rome Memorial Hospital Prenatal Care Services, an outpatient prenatal clinic for underserved women in an inner city population.
DNP 2015, Frontier Nursing University
Bachelor of Arts in psychobiology from Drew University.
Master of Arts in women’s studies from the University of York, York, England.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Columbia University
CNM Frontier Nursing University
MSN Case Western Reserve University
Her primary area of interest is prenatal care, centering pregnancy, intrapartum care, and perinatal depression. She is active in regional ACNM meetings and interdisciplinary workgroups to improve collaborative relationships in her geographic area.