Faculty Profile

Anne Cockerham, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE

  • Nurse-Midwife,WHCNP
  • Associate Professor
  • Course Coordinator
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Biography

Anne Z. Cockerham is Course Coordinator of the midwifery and WHNP comprehensive review courses and the Frontier Nursing University Professor of History. She has served on the faculty at FNU since May 2009.

Dr. Cockerham is the author of two award-winning books that celebrate the history of the Frontier Nursing Service: Rooted in the mountains, reaching to the world: Stories of nursing and midwifery at Kentucky’s Frontier School, 1939-1989, published in 2012, and Unbridled service: Growing up and giving back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010, published in 2014. Additionally, she is the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters on historical and clinical gynecologic topics.

She is certified as both a nurse-midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner. Her clinical midwifery experience includes full-scope care in a private, midwifery-owned practice and a military setting; outpatient-only care in a number of collaborative practices; and care of underserved women in a community free clinic. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards. Dr. Cockerham earned the Certified Nurse Educator credential from the National League for Nursing in 2014 and a certification in online teaching from the Online Learning Consortium in 2018.

Dr. Cockerham earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1990, a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 2001, a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2001, a certificate as a women’s health nurse practitioner from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2003, and PhD in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 2008.

She lives in Virginia with her husband, Gray. They are parents of two adult sons, grandparents of two boys, and pet parents of a houseful of dogs and cats.