Wendy Gibbons

Wendy Gibbons

Senior Instructor | DNP, CNM, MN, RNC

About

I was born and raised in South Florida but Georgia has been my home since college. I practiced for a number of years as a nurse in maternal/women's health before earning my Master of Nursing in Midwifery. I have more than 25 years of experience as a CNM in full-scope clinical practice. I earned my Doctor of Nursing Practice focusing my project on birth satisfaction with the laborist model of care. I began to shift my focus to education during my doctoral work and have enjoyed it immensely. I continue in clinical practice as a laborist midwife for a large, managed care practice and practicing office gynecology with a physician colleague. I have my certification as a yoga instructor and have enjoyed sharing my practice with my students. I am married with 2 sons, a daughter(in-law), and 2 dogs.

Areas of Expertise

Women's Health

Midwifery

Obstetrics/High Risk Obstetrics

Gynecology/Contraception

Laborist Care Models

Publications

Gibbons, W. (2021, February). Small Teaching Report [Engaging learners in a remote environment]. WHEA Explorations in Teaching and Learning Newsletter, Volume 2, page 16-17. http://whsc.emory.edu/education/whea/documents/WHEA_ETL_Vol2.pdf

Gibbons, W., Appel, S., & Templeton, H.C. (2021). Nurse midwives create a meaningful birth experience within a laborist care model. J Nurse Pract 4(1), 224-231.

Teaching

My goal as an educator is present the content/experience so the learner can understand, assimilate, and apply the information to their own nursing practice. Learning and learners constantly change and the onus is on us, as educators, to adapt to evolving evidence and circumstances. I believe respect and professionalism is the cornerstone of a positive learner/educator interaction; we acknowledge and respect the experiences and understanding each brings to the learning environment.

Research

My areas of research focus are: laborist care models, birth satisfaction,  experiential/simulation teaching and learning, health care need for women with intellectual disabilities.

Awards

Occupational Expert, O*NET Data Collection Program: United States Department of Labor, 2018

Sigma Theta Tau: Nursing Honor Society

Chair, Nurse Midwife Committee: Northside Hospital, April 2015-October 2017

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Treasurer, Georgia Affiliate, ACNM