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  • Dr. Nola Holness is an Assistant Professor in undergraduate nursing department at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

    As a Certified Nurse Midwife specialist, Dr. Holness is an expert in Pregnancy and Postpartum care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she became a global powerhouse researching the challenges of expecting African-African mothers pre and post delivery during COVID-19.

    Dr. Holness is a triple FIU Alumnus, having obtained her BSN, MSN, and PhD degrees in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Holness obtained her initial nursing and midwifery education in Jamaica, her homeland. She worked for 27 years at Jackson Memorial Hospital as a Staff Nurse and Certified Nurse-Midwife providing care mainly to underserved women.

    She is a Certified Nurse Educator and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a Board Certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Holness is a delegate of the ACNM and serves in collaboration with other organizations to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

    She is a member of the ACNM Division of Global Engagement, Education Committee. She does consultation work in the Dominican Republic to educate nurses on improving maternity knowledge and skills, and coordinates research activities with physicians in the Eastern Region of the Dominican Republic.

    Dr. Holness also performs missionary work in Honduras as a nurse-midwife. Her research interest is to enhance the reproductive health of adolescents. Dr. Holness has published on adolescent pregnancy and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She was awarded the Undine Sam’s Research Grant toward her research on preventing a repeat adolescent pregnancy. She was recognized by the Dominican Foundation for Mothers & Infants as an outstanding researcher and educator.

    As a Certified Nurse Midwife specialist, Dr. Holness is an expert in Pregnancy and Postpartum care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she became a global powerhouse researching the challenges of expecting African-African mothers pre and post delivery during COVID-19.

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research interests

  • Maternal and Infant Mortality & Morbidity
    Midwifery
    Pregnant women
    Mothers and Children
    Infant Care

full name

  • Nola Holness

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