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Shannon Wise, CNM, NP
April Oakley, CNM, NP


        Shannon Wise, CNM

Loudoun Ob/Gyn is pleased to now offer midwifery services with the addition of Shannon Wise, Certified Nurse Midwife, to our practice. A Virginia native, Shannon has been assisting in births since she became a Labor and Delivery Nurse after her graduation from George Mason University in 1994.  After 16 years as an L&D nurse, she decided to return for her Masters Degree in Nurse Midwifery, which she received in March 2013 from Frontier Nursing University.  Shannon is extremely excited to be joining the group after working alongside the physicians for the past ten years at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  The ability to support, empower and assist women during the most remembered days of their lives was the primary impetus in her career evolvement into becoming a CNM.  She also has a special interest in teen health.

            On a personal level, Shannon lives in Ashburn and is married to her high school sweetheart of 21 years.  She has two teenagers, Conner (16) and Paige (13).  When not assisting with labors, Shannon can most likely be found at a Broad Run basketball game or on a local softball field watching her favorite pitcher.  In her free time, Shannon enjoys getting away to the Northern Neck of Virginia where life is a little slower and family time is sacred. 



What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?


           A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a nurse who has received her undergraduate degree in Nursing and has gone on to achieve a Masters Degree in Nurse Midwifery.  They have completed an accredited educational program, and have passed a national certification exam given by the American Midwifery Certification Board.  In Virginia, they are licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner and jointly governed by the Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine.  Additionally, they have the ability to have prescriptive authority when working in a collaborative physician practice.  CNM’s specialize in normalcy.  They are experts at normal and are trained in support, education, and empowerment in the unmedicated or medicated birth.  Additionally, they utilize the same approach when seeing patients in the office setting at problem visits or annual exams. Their ability to support women through an individualized and a personal approach in a collaborative practice with a physician provides the best option for safety and satisfaction in one location.