Our Faculty Want You To Be Successful
The deliverED team has been working together for the past nine years, helping students to identify their strengths and weaknesses while gaining confidence in test taking. Our team has a collaborative approach to student success and together we have 26 years of midwifery teaching experience. Working hands on with students in the annual onsite exam prep workshop, we have developed an approach to teaching that is focused yet fun. Our goal is to understand our students, individually, in order to help shape how they prepare for their board exam.
Our Team Members
DNP,CNM, APRN, FACNM, FAAN
Dr. Missi Stec is a Professor and Associate Dean for Evaluation and Educational Innovation at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. Missi completed her MSN in midwifery in 2005 from Vanderbilt. She returned to Vanderbilt for a DNP that she earned in 2010. She is a past program director of the midwifery program at the University of Cincinnati, teaching all midwifery specialty courses. Her emphasis has always been on improving the patient experience during pregnancy and birth. She has been in full scope midwifery practice for more than 10 years. Missi was the chair of the ACNM Division of Education and was the managing editor of the ACNM Exam Prep Review Book from 2012-2016. She redeveloped the ACNM Exam Prep course for students in 2012 to include student centered, active learning strategies. She has been coordinating and teaching the onsite exam prep at the ACNM Annual Meeting ever since. Missi has a passion for midwifery education and helping students to reach their maximum potential.
Missi lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Bob, their children Nate, Brooks and Rory and the puppies Missy, Zadie, NoTORIous, and Coco.
PhD, CNM, APRN-NM
Dr. Cara Busenhart is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Midwifery & Advanced Practice at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Cara completed her MSN at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her certificate in nurse-midwifery at the University of Kansas in 2004. She returned to the University of Kansas as faculty and Program Director of Midwifery in 2009 and completed her PhD in 2014. Cara has taught all of the midwifery specialty courses, as well as health assessment and health promotion, but her passion lies in primary care of women and antepartum care. She has practiced full-scope midwifery for more than 10 years, from a private practice with other CNMs and OB/GYNs to interprofessional safety net clinics caring for uninsured and undocumented women. Dr. Busenhart is active within the American College of Nurse-Midwives and was inducted as a Fellow in the College in 2018. She has worked closely with Dr. Stec since 2012 to revise the ACNM Exam Prep Review Book, as well as the ACNM Exam Prep course for students. Cara is passionate about evidence-based education and is eager to facilitate student learning—usually integrating a large dose of humor and a moderate amount of energy and fun into learning sessions.
Cara lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband Tim, children Julia and Max and their puppy Lucy.