Tidelands Health certified nurse midwife earns national appointment

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Published on December 20, 2018

Tidelands Health certified nurse midwife earns national appointment

A Tidelands Health nurse midwife will serve on a committee that helps guide the development of a national test used to certify midwives from across the country.

Tidelands Health certified nurse midwife Kathleen Augustine, who cares for patients at the Georgetown and Myrtle Beach offices of Tidelands Health Women’s Center, will serve a three-year appointment on the examination committee of the American Midwifery Certification Board. The committee is responsible for the development and accuracy of national board examination questions used to certify midwives across the U.S. Kathleen Augustine

There are approximately 12,000 certified nurse midwives and midwives in the U.S. Members of the profession can offer women a broad range of care, including routine primary and gynecologic care, family planning assistance, preconception guidance and care during pregnancy and childbirth.

Augustine has cared for patients as a certified nurse midwife since 2010. She holds a master’s degree in nurse midwifery from Frontier Nursing University and is certified by American Midwifery Certification Board.

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