Clinical Resume
Joyce Cameron Foster, Ph.D. CNM NAP FAAN FACNM

Joyce Foster Joyce Foster Ph.D. CNM
Professor of Nursing Emerita
Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Program
College of Nursing, University of Utah
10 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City Utah 84112-5880


I believe in supporting, educating, motivating and empowering women to become active participants in their own health and wellbeing and in the health and well being of their families. I believe in the active participation and collaboration of families in the childbearing process. I believe in providing nurturing, sensitive, knowledgable, and skilled management of care at all times, but especially during the experience of labor and birth.

Additional Areas of Expertise in Clinical Practice

  • A Woman's Health Agenda throughout her Reproductive Lifespan:
    • Nutrition
    • Stress Management
    • Physical Fitness and Exercise
  • Childbirth and Parenting Education
  • Development of Birth Center and Nurse-Midwifery practice models
  • Computer Information Systems for clinical nurse-midwifery practice

Nurse Midwifery Activities

1961 - 2001:In active practice of nurse-midwifery (in Utah since 1964)
1965:Initiated the graduate program to prepare the first certified nurse-midwives in Utah
1965 - 1976;
1984 - 1990:
Director, graduate nurse-midwifery program
1971:Wrote the first nurse-midwifery licensing act in Utah
1986 - 1990:Initial Director of Birthcare-Healthcare Associates
1994:Member of committee drafting an update of the Utah Nurse-midwifery Practice Act

1958:B.S in Nursing University of California at Los Angeles
1961:M.S.N. in Maternal Newborn Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery Yale University
1981:Ph.D. in Health Science University of Utah
Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • Member of the National Academies of Practice: Nursing
  • Member and Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Member of the International Childbirth Education Association
  • Member of the American Nurses Association
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau


June 1996:Recipient of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Hattie Hemschemeyer Award, highest honor in American Nurse-Midwifery

Husband George
Daughter Sarah


Nurse Midwifery
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