University of Nebraska Medical Center


Director, MSN Program, Director, DNP Program
Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Dr. Amy Ford is an Assistant Professor in the Omaha Division of the College of Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nebraska Methodist College and her Master’s in nursing and Doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Ford is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and has a high interest in prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes as well as stillbirth awareness.
  • 2000, BSN, Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha
  • 2005, MSN, UNMC
  • 2014, DNP, UNMC
Research Interests

Dr. Ford’s research area focuses on prenatal care and improving prenatal outcomes.

  • Preterm Birth
    • Prevention
    • Technology Use
    • Community Health Worker Role
  • Stillbirth
    • Modifiable risk factors
    • Non-Modifiable risk factors
    • Education of providers and patients
    • Toolkit development
  • Nurse Practitioner Education
    • Objective Structured Clinical Examination
      • Development/Use of in graduate education
      • Critical Thinking
      • Student Confidence
  • Blended Advanced Health Assessment Course


  • Dr. Ford is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at All Care Health Center (ACHC) in Council Bluffs, IA. ACHC is a Federally Qualifying Health Center (FQHC) that provides care to low income and culturally diverse patients. Dr. Ford enjoys providing OB/GYN care to the patients at ACHC and helping them identify resources to meet their needs.
  • Co-chair of UNMC CON Faculty Practice committee (2016-2018).
  • Board Member Sigma Theta Tau-Omaha campus counselor.
  • Member National Association of Nurse Practitioner's in Women's Health (NPWH).
  • Member of Association of Woman's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
  • Member Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS).
  • Member Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Organization.
  • Board Member of the Central Nebraska Prenatal Advisory Board 2014-2016.
  • Member of the Community Advisory Board for the Nurse-Family Partnership Program for the VNA, Council Bluffs, IA, 2017-present.
  • 40 Under 40 Honoree, Nebraska Action Coalition, 2016.
  • 2016 40 under 40 Nurse Leader Award Recipient, Nebraska Action Coalition.