Dawn Lovelace, CNM, FNP, DNP has been Regional Clinical Faculty for the Pacific Northwest Region since February, 2014, covering the states of Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. She is also course faculty in NM703, Primary Care of Women. Prior teaching includes extensive experience as a clinical preceptor for both nurse practitioner and medical students.
Dr. Lovelace has spent more than twenty years in clinical practice, as both a Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner, with full scope practice in both roles at a critical access hospital in a remotely rural area of Washington State. While there, she developed the maternity services program, bringing care to a community that had no maternity services. She helped re-write the hospital by-laws, giving Nurse Practitioners voting rights on the Medical Staff. She was also chair of the Obstetrics/Pediatrics committee and actively involved in staff development and education.
Dr. Lovelace received a Certificate in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 1994, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western University. She received a Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Washington State University, and finally a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University in May, 2013.
Clinical interests include preventive and holistic care for women and their families. The change to a full time academic career working with the next generation of nurse midwives is a continuation of her life journey to bring safe, humane health care to communities, especially those without adequate resources. She and her husband Alan have six grown children. She lives in rural Washington and enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening and reading.