Cynthia Nypaver, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC

Dr. Nypaver is the Director/Coordinator of the Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing. She has been a RN since 1981 and a practicing CNM for the past 14 years. She graduated summa cum laude in her BSN program and earned a MSN majoring in Nurse Midwifery from the University of Cincinnati. Cindy is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and joined the faculty at the College of Nursing in 2004. She earned a post master’s certificate as a nurse educator and is dual-certified as both a nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner.

Her continued work with urban, resource-challenged women has fueled her passion to explore factors that may contribute to maternal-child health disparities, particularly, the infant mortality rate among African Americans. Her long term research goal is to improve the health of women and children, while decreasing maternal-child health disparities.

She continues to practice midwifery for TriHealth Nurse Midwives including: primary care, well-woman gynecology, family planning, preconception care, perimenopause/menopause management, and antepartum/intrapartum care. She has a strong commitment to the education of future practitioners with a devoted sense of professionalism. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

Positions and Work Experience

2013 to Present, Program Director/Coordinator, Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2005 to Present, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2004 to 2005, Visiting Instructor of Clinical Nursing, The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

1999 to 2004, Certified Nurse Midwife, Seven Hills Women’s Health Center (Anderson), Cincinnati, OH

1989 to 1997, RN Staff Nurse- Obstetrics (L&D), Mercy Anderson Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1984 to 1989, RN Staff Nurse- Obstetrics (L&D), Trident Regional Medical Center, Charleston, SC

1983 to 1984, RN (office nurse), C.A. Lucas, MD, Charleston, SC

1981 to 1983, RN Staff Nurse (Med/Surg), Trident Regional Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Education

Institution: Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC ADN 1981

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH BSN 1996

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH MSN 1999 Nurse-Midwifery

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Post-Master’s 2006 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Post-Master’s 2008 Nurse Educator

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH PhD 2006 Nurse Philosophy

Board Certifications & Licenses

State of Ohio RN

State of Ohio CNM

State of Ohio Certificate to Prescribe

Research

Funded: The Dean’s New Investigator Research Award ($10,000) for Picturing Healthy Moms, Babies, and Communities. Principle Investigator: Cynthia Nypaver. Qualitative, community-based participatory research used Photovoice to explore support and barriers to meaningful care during pregnancy for African American women.

Funded: CCTST ($18,000) Warren, J.,( PI); Nypaver, C., (Co-I), & Kelly E., A Community-Based Approach to Improve Prenatal Care Experiences for High Risk Women: Interdisciplinary team including HCAN, UC College of Nursing and UC College of Medicine- exploratory research that will a) improve connecting women to the appropriate and affordable community resources b) provide community health worker’s with timely and accurate information c) increase health care providers’ awareness of community resources that are culturally appropriate and accessible to their patients d) increase policymakers and funders’ awareness of unmet needs of high risk pregnant women

Publications

Nypaver, C. Dole, D.M. & Nypaver, C.F. (2012). Nurse-midwifery: Art and science. Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(2), 205-213.

In Progress:
Nypaver, C.F., & Shambley-Ebron (2013). Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Investigate Meaningful Prenatal Care Among African American Women

Honors and Awards

1996 Summa Cum Laude

1997 Honors Member of the Regents of the Nightingale Society

1997-1999 University Graduate Scholarship recipient

2005 Excellence in Teaching Award by the ACNM

2009-10; 2010-11 College Club Scholarship recipient

2012 Dean’s New Investigator Research Award

Professional Organizations

1989 to present American College of Nurse Midwives

1989 to present Southern Ohio Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives

2006 to present National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

2006 to present American Association of University Professors-UC Chapter

1995-1996; 2010 to present Sigma Theta Tau Beta Iota Chapter

2010 to present Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST)

2013 to present Transcultural Nursing Society

2013 to present DOME (Directors of Nurse Midwifery Education)

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