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 healthcare to underserved and rural populations.
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Preceptors Tina Babinski and Kerry Pham were honored as FNU’s “Featured Preceptors” for the 2019 Summer Term. Tina and Kerry were nominated by Katrina Kemp (FNP Class 152).
Both FNU alumni, the duo opened Stand and Delivery Midwifery, a homebirth practice in their Pensacola, Fla. community, two years ago. They reach a client base whose needs were not previously being met in the Pensacola area, which had no birth centers and few non-hospital options.
Stand and Delivery Midwifery constantly operates at full capacity as Tina and Kerry take on more patients than planned in an effort to fill the nurse-midwifery void in their community. They frequently travel over an hour to patients’ homes for births, sacrificing time with their families in order to meet their patients’ needs.
Tina and Kerry have positioned themselves as co-preceptors and, having experienced the struggle of finding a preceptor when they were completing their degrees, have made it a goal to precept as many FNU students as possible.
“Kerry and Tina willingly took me as a student even though I did not have any labor and delivery experience,” Katrina said. “I am going to be a better Certified Nurse-Midwife because of the time I spent with them in their practice.”
Thank you, Tina and Kerry, for answering the call to service in your community and inspiring FNU students to do the same!
Visit Frontier.edu/Preceptors to read about previously recognized preceptors or to nominate a preceptor.