2020: Year of the nurse and midwife

By , Guest Columnist Updated: January 26, 2020 4:05 AM CT | Published: January 26, 2020 4:05 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Wendy Likes

Wendy Likes is the dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Science (DNSc) and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is a certified family nurse practitioner and founder and executive director for The Center for HPV and Dysplasia at Regional One Health, where she also has a clinical practice.

The UTHSC College of Nursing hopes to open a midwifery program by 2021. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists reports 49% of U.S. counties do not have obstetric care providers and predicts that by 2030, there will be a 25% shortage of obstetricians/gynecologists. 


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