Amy Ford DNP, APRN-NP, WHNP-BC

Assistant Professor

Director, MSN Program

Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6544
Email: alford@unmc.edu

  

Education

  • 2000, BSN, Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha
  • 2005, MSN, UNMC
  • 2014, DNP, UNMC

Biography


Amy is an instructor 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. Amy 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.



Research


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

Research Interests

  • 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


Service


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.



Recognition


40 Under 40 Honoree, Nebraska Action Coalition, 2016.

2016 40 under 40 Nurse Leader Award Recipient, Nebraska Action Coalition.