Associate professor earns midwifery honor

By Staff


Marie Hastings-Tolsma, associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado Denver, was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) at its annual meeting in May in San Antonio.

Hastings-Tolsma teaches in the undergraduate program, the nurse midwifery specialty area of the master’s program and in the Ph.D. program. She is a past nurse midwifery program director at the college and combines teaching with a nurse midwifery practice.

Prior clinical work includes serving as the service director for the University of Colorado Nurse Midwifery Faculty Practice and the Nurse Midwifery Practice at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. An active nurse midwifery scientist, Hastings-Tolsma has an ongoing program of research in which she is currently examining cervical remodeling and the use of complementary therapies. Hastings-Tolsma has been chair of the research committee of the Colorado Chapter of the ACNM and a member of the committee, among other roles in that organization. She is currently chair of the research committee of the American Midwifery Certification Board.