Midwifery, women’s health majors present at regional conference

Students in two popular specialty tracks in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program presented digital posters at the All-Ohio Midwifery Conference earlier this month.

  • Najma Ibrahim, nurse midwifery major, presented on female genital cutting
  • Emily Mugler, nurse midwifery major, presented on pelvic floor therapy and sexual dysfunction
  • Takiyah Smith, nurse midwifery major, presented on the importance of sexual assault nurse examiners
  • Meghan Olson, women's health nurse practitioner major, presented on gender bias and pain

Assistant Professor Mary Franklin, director of the school’s Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs, said exposure to professional conferences and research—whether online or in-person—is important for students’ growth and development in the professional realms.

“It allows the students an opportunity to interact and network with advanced practice nurses and students from other locations and programs,” she said. “And it showcases the quality of scholarship our students bring to the profession.”