Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has announced Eileen Thrower, Ph.D., CNM, as the Department Chair for the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Dr. Thrower, who joined the faculty at FNU as an assistant professor in 2016, has been serving in the role of Interim Department Chair since September of 2021. Prior to serving as the Interim Department Chair, Dr. Thrower held the position of Clinical Director for the department.
“I am grateful for Dr. Thrower’s commitment to Frontier, her creativity, and her leadership,” said FNU Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, FAAN. “I look forward to her future contributions to Frontier and the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health.”
Dr. Thrower has been a practicing nurse-midwife in the Atlanta area since 1990. She received her master of nursing in nurse-midwifery from Emory University in 1990, and her Ph.D. in Nursing with a nursing education focus from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University in 2016. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and a certified nurse educator. She volunteers at a community clinic where she provides gynecologic care.
“We are so excited to announce Dr. Thrower as the Department Chair of the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM. “She has distinguished herself as an outstanding nurse-midwife and educator and as a leader and advocate for nursing and nurse-midwifery.”
Since March 2020, Dr. Thrower has been part of the Georgia Infant Mortality Workgroup, a collaborative effort by the Department of Public Health, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. This statewide, multi-sector workgroup is striving to address infant mortality throughout the State of Georgia.
“I am so proud to be with Frontier Nursing University and am honored to be named the Department Chair of the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health,” Dr. Thrower said. “The work we do is incredibly impactful in the lives of women, children, and families across the country. I am so inspired by the amazing contributions our students and alumni make in their communities.”