Carrie Neerland, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM

Assistant Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

Carrie Neerland

Contact Info

neerland@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-6131

Fax 612-626-6606

Office Address:
6-138E Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
5-140 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research


Certified Nurse Midwife


PhD, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2018

MS, University of Minnesota (Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery), 2005

BSN, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2002

Certification, Certified Nurse Midwife

Summary

Carrie Neerland, MS, APRN, CNM, FACNM is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife whose research focuses on improving health outcomes for women and infants through optimizing prenatal care and childbirth practices. Her clinical interests are partnering with women in their care through the practice of Midwifery. She completed her BS, MS and PhD degrees at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in 2002, 2005 and 2018 respectively. Her dissertation work is related to measurement of prenatal confidence for physiologic birth, with funding through grants from the American Association of Birth Centers and the March of Dimes.

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow, American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM)
  • MNRS Women’s Health & Childbearing RIG Graduate Research Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Nursing Student Award, U of MN School of Nursing, 2017
  • President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, U of MN, 2016
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives Fellowship for Graduate Education, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Chair, Division of Membership & Publications, American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
  • Media Chair, Minnesota Affiliate of the ACNM
  • Co-President, Minnesota Affiliate of the ACNM
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Minnesota APRN Coalition 
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Maternal confidence for physiologic labor and birth; care practices to support physiologic birth; reducing primary cesarean birth

Research Methods/Techniques

Instrument development, Qualitative research methods, Grounded Theory

Research Funding Grants

Title of Project: Confidence for Physiologic Birth in the Birth Center Model of Care

Funding Agency: American Association of Birth Centers Foundation Research Grant

Role: Principal Investigator

Project Dates: May 2018-December 2018

Publications

Gams, B., & Neerland, C.E. (2019). Reducing Primary Cesareans: An Innovative Multipronged Approach to Supporting Physiologic Labor and Vaginal Birth. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. Jan/Mar, 33:(1), 52-60. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000378.

Carrie Neerland, Melissa Avery and Melissa Saftner. (2019) Maternal confidence for physiologic birth: Associated prenatal characteristics and outcomes, Midwifery, 77, 110-116.

Avery, M., Neerland, C., & Saftner, M. (2018). Preparing for Birth. In: Jordan, R. G., Farley, C. L., & Grace, K. T.(Eds), Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman Centered Approach (2nd ed.).Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Avery, M., Neerland, C., & Saftner, M. (in press). Women’s perceptions of prenatal influences on maternal confidence for physiologic labor and birth. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

Neerland, C. (2018). Maternal confidence for physiologic birth: A concept analysis. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 63(4), 425-435.

Saftner, M. A., Neerland, C., & Avery, M. D. (2017). Enhancing Women’s Confidence for Physiologic Birth: Maternity Care Providers’ Perspectives. Midwifery, 53, 28-34. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.07.012

Neerland, C. (2013). A Supportive Approach to Prenatal Care. In: Avery, M. (Ed), Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy & Birth: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Neerland, C. (2013). Continuous Labor Support. In: Avery, M. (Ed), Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy & Birth: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Nurse-midwifery/Midwifery, Nursing Research

Teaching Areas

Nurse-Midwifery

Clinical

Clinics

Women's Health Specialists Clinic

Board Certifications

American Midwifery Certification Board

Clinical Interests

Pregnancy and birth; Well-woman care; Contraceptive counseling; Perimenopause; Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (VBAC); Water Birth; Women's Health

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Media

Video

The Midwife Podcast