Linda Cole, DNP, CNM, CNE, FACNM Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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Birth Center, Out-of Hospital Birth, Nurse-midwife, Freestanding Birth Center, Nurse-midwifery, antepartum, post-partum, L&D, Quality improvement, preeclampsia, fetal heartrate tracing, hospital transfer, hospital birth


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Frontier Nursing University; Master of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina; Bachelors Degree in Nursing, University of Colorado

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Additional Information

I am a doctorally prepared certified nurse-midwife with 30+ years of practice in both hospital and birth center settings, and teaching midwives. My passion and area of expertise is the birth center model of care. I served as president of the American Association of Birth Centers and was lead editor of the only textbook in the U.S. devoted to the freestanding birth center model. I am a published author in professional nursing journals and am a fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives.