Faculty Profile

Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE, FACNM

  • Nurse-Midwife,WHCNP
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Biography

Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP- BC, CNE is the Dept Chair of Midwifery and Women’s Health for Frontier. She has a rich history with FNU as a 1999 graduate for midwifery, the first DNP graduate in 2009, and a WHNP graduate in 2011. Tonya served the women of central Florida in full scope practice from 2000-2006 where she also directed the midwifery service. In 2006, she joined the Frontier faculty and then became the Program Director in 2010 and the Associate Dean in 2015. She has a variety of teaching experience, but the majority has been focused on the prenatal period and in clinical courses. Tonya is very interested in communication and civility at the individual and institutional levels and focuses most of her scholarship in this area. Professional Accomplishments: Fellow, ACNM- 2016 ACNM, Nominating Committee- 2015- current Co-writer MAME (Midwest Alliance of Midwifery Educators) comprehensive midwifery exam ACNM, Division of Education, CE Approval Section, 2013- current ACNM, Division of Education, Master’s Essentials Task Force, 2013- current ACNM, Division of Education, On-Duty Time Task Force, 2013- current Chairperson, DOME (Directors of Midwifery Education)- 2013-10/14 Midwifery Works Planning Committee, 2012-2014 ACME site visitor, 2014- present DOME (Directors of Midwifery Education)- member-2010- present; Chair, 2012-2014 Culture of Caring Workgroup, FNU, 1/13-present- Chair Diversity Impact Workgroup, FNU, 12/12- present Frontier Nursing University Honor Society (inducted 2011) Sigma Theta Tau, 1996- present Work experience: ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT: Institution or Firm Rank or Title Dates Frontier Nursing University Associate Dean, Midwifery and Women’s Health Associate Professor Frontier School of Midwifery Faculty 1/07- present and Family Nursing (FSMFN) Middle Georgia College Assistant Professor 9/06 – 5/07 (MGC) OTHER EMPLOYMENT: Dublin Women’s Center CNM 5/10- present Erin Office Park Dublin, GA 31021 Bond Clinic, P.A. CNM Director 2/00 – 7/06 500 East Central Avenue Winter Haven, FL 33880 EDUCATION: Frontier Nursing University Certificate 2011 In Women’s Health Care Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing Doctorate of Nursing Practice 2009 Case Western Reserve University Masters in Nursing 1999 Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing Certificate in Midwifery 1999 Georgia College Bachelors in Nursing 1996 Tonya describes her passion for teaching as “an extension of my passion for midwifery. I love to be at the side of a woman as she becomes a mother and at the side of a student as she/he becomes a midwife.” She considers her primary area of expertise as communication and care of teens. She was a youth pastor for 10 years before becoming a midwife and feels that those skills of compassion, truth-telling and sincere concern for others provides the framework for her practice as a clinician and as an educational administrator.