Frontier Nursing University (FNU) preceptor Cheyenne Brown, APRN, CNM, from Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers in Cincinnati, Ohio, was honored as FNU’s “Featured Preceptor” for the Summer 2018 term. Cheyenne was nominated by recent nurse-midwifery graduate and DNP student Michelle Gragg.
Cheyenne is a certified nurse-midwife with a master’s degree in public health. She spent many years serving the underserved population of Cincinnati before relocating to work in the Seven Hills birth center. Now, she is working to establish a low-intervention birthing room at one of the local hospitals. Her hope is that this step may lead to another birth center in the future.
“One thing I noticed as a student is how much Cheyenne cares for her patients,” said her preceptee, Michelle.
Cheyenne strives to make each patient feel valued. She begins her appointments by asking how the patient is doing. She listens and then asks, “What else?” and gains the patient’s trust as she elicits an enormous amount of information from them.
She has formed incredible provider-patient relationships using this method, and by remembering each patient’s name and details.
“I have learned so much more than skills from Cheyenne. I am learning true patient-centered care,” said Michelle. “She is passionate about midwifery and its advancement, and she meets all patients where they are at in a supportive manner.”
Michelle, a fall 2017 CNM graduate, has an anticipated DNP graduation date of June 2019.
While precepting Michelle, Cheyenne shared with their patients about Mary Breckinridge and the history of FNU. She plans to precept more FNU graduates in the future.
Cheyenne will receive a Starbucks gift card as a small token of our appreciation for her being a great preceptor. Thank you, Cheyenne, for your investment in our FNU students!
Go here to read more on previously recognized preceptors, or to nominate a preceptor.
At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community that are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.