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Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship

Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz, DNP, RN, CNM, FNP-BC, LANP, FACNM, clinician educator – assistant professor, is the program director for the Master of Science in Nursing and Post Master’s Certificate programs at UNM CON.

Kristen became aware of the value of primary care nursing, especially in rural communities, while she was working on her own advanced practice nursing education at UNM. Her career as a midwife took her back to California where she worked in a rural practice as a dual certified CNM and Family Nurse Practitioner. Kristen established this scholarship to support post-master’s certificates for students in the Master’s program who have been accepted into the Certified Nurse Midwifery, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner concentrations.