June 24, 2024

Speaker Highlight : Susan E. Stone, CNM, DNP

Susan E. Stone, CNM, DNP is the President of Frontier Nursing University, a position she has held for the past two decades. Under her leadership the University has grown from a community-based school of nurse-midwifery offering a basic certificate program with an enrollment of 200, to an accredited University offering masters and doctoral degrees to nurses seeking graduate education as nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. Today, the University has more than 2,500 graduate and doctoral nursing students enrolled from every state in the United States and several foreign countries. Frontier Nursing University’s core goal is to educate primary care providers who will serve rural and underserved populations. Its degree programs lead to nurses to certification as nurse-midwives, family nurse practitioners, women’s health care nurse practitioners, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. Dr. Stone is a leader in strategic development to increase the quality and capacity of the midwifery and advanced practice nursing workforce, with the specific goal of improving health care for families. Dr. Stone is the past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (2018-19) and was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine Class of 2018 as one of only two nurses chosen that year. She believes collaboration with other health care professionals is essential to improve the health of women and families and fosters this approach in her various and will present the final plenary talk of the meeting.