ACNM welcomes Nichole Wardlaw, CNM, FACNM, as the new Region II Representative to the ACNM Board of Directors. Nichole has been an ACNM member since 2006 and was named a Fellow in 2018. Within ACNM, she has served as an active contributor on various committees, including the Nominating, Program, Bylaws and Normal Physiologic Birth Steering Committees, Vice-Chair of the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) from 2009-2013, South Carolina Affiliate President from 2009-2013, and Chair and Treasurer of the Friends of MOCC and Ethnic Diversity Caucus. Nichole’s professional career in midwifery has spanned over 15 years and includes health education consultancy, full scope midwifery services in private, public and military facilities, and clinical faculty advisory.
Nichole earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, completing her studies in 2005. Her desire to listen to women was the motivation that led her to midwifery, a specialty she has practiced since 2005. Seeing herself as a partner in her patients’ health care, Nichole is passionate about working with women, individuals, and families to ensure safe and informed care. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted disease education/prevention and teen pregnancy, with a special interest in transgender care.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Nichole loves coastal living. She is the mother of two daughters and has one fur baby as well. In her free time, she enjoys travel, knitting and exploring different cultures.