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

PhD, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2018

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

BSN, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2002

Summary

Carrie Neerland, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Her current research centers on birthing persons’ experiences of pregnancy, labor, and birth, and optimizing their capabilities for birth. Specifically, she examines maternal confidence for physiologic birth, both what it is and how it might be enhanced during the prenatal period. In addition, her research focuses on care practices that support physiologic childbearing, integration of midwifery care across birth settings, and reducing unnecessary interventions. An additional research interest is sexual harassment in health care. Dr. Neerland is a member of the University of Minnesota Women's Faculty Cabinet, member of the Minnesota Department of Health Maternal Mortality Review Committee, and Chair of ACNM Division of Membership & Publications. She is a peer reviewer for multiple professional journals and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.

Awards & Recognition

  • Honorary Recognition, WHO Year of the Nurse, 2020
  • Year of the Nurse and the Midwife Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing 2020 
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives 2020 
  • Women's Health & Childbearing RIG Graduate Research Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society 2018 
  • Fellow, American College of Nurse-Midwives 
  • Outstanding Graduate Nursing Student Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing 2017
  • President's Student Leadership and Service Award, University of Minnesota 2016 

External Sources

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives Excellence in Teaching Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives, May 2020
  • Women's Health & Childbearing RIG Graduate Research Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2018
  • Fellow, American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM), ACNM, 2017
  • ACNM Exemplary Affiliate Award, "Minnesota Affiliate of ACNM", American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2015
    • Awarded during tenure as Co-President of MN Affiliate of ACNM

Professional Associations

Center Memberships: 

Professional Organizations:

  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2018 - Present
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota APRN Coalition, 2011 - Present
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2005 - Present
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives, MN Affiliate, 2005 - Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 2004 - Present

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Birth Centers, Integration of care across birth settings
  • 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

Award: Women's Experiences of Transfer from Home or Birth Center to an Urban, Academic Medical Center
Role: Principal Investigator: Carrie Neerland
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid
University of Minnesota
Dates: August 2019 - Present

Award: Confidence for Physiologic Birth in the Birth Center Model of Care
Project Investigators: Neerland, Carrie Elizabeth Chicos 
Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Birth Centers Foundation
Award Dates: 2019 

Publications

Selected Publicatons:

  • Neerland, C. E., Avery, M.D., Looman, W. S. , Saftner, M. A., Rockwood, T. H., Gurvich, O. V. (2020). Development and Testing of the Preparation for Labor and Birth Instrument. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing49(2), 200‐211. doi:10.1016/j.jogn.2019.12.006.
  • Breman, R. B., & Neerland, C. (2020). Nursing Support during Latent Phase Labor. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/nmc.0000000000000626
  • 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.
  • 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. D., Neerland, C. E., & Saftner, M. A. (2018). Womens Perceptions of Prenatal Influences on Maternal Confidence for Physiologic Birth. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 64(2), 201–208. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12897
  • 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 Theory, Research

Clinical

Clinics

Women's Health Specialists Clinic

Board Certifications

Licenses

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Minnesota Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse Midwife, State of Minnesota Board of Nursing

Certifications

Nurse Midwifery, American Midwifery Certification Board

Registrations

Public Health Nurse, State of Minnesota Board of Nursing

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Media

Video

The Midwife Podcast