DNP Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas
Certified Nurse-Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board
BSN Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas
Email: Lauren _Olvera@baylor.edu
Work and Education
Dr. Lauren Olvera serves as a part-time lecturer in the DNP Nurse Midwifery program with Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). She obtained her BSN from BU LHSON and practiced as a labor and delivery RN for several years before returning to LHSON to complete a DNP in Nurse-Midwifery. She currently practices full-scope midwifery at a freestanding birth center, and attends births in the birth center, home, and hospital settings. After teaching undergraduate perinatal clinicals for Texas Tech University, she returned to Baylor as graduate faculty in 2019.
In the past, Dr. Olvera has served on various committees of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), including the BirthTOOLS subcommittee of the Healthy Birth Initiative, and the Students and New Midwives Section subcommittee. She remains active at the local, regional, and national levels of ACNM, and advocates politically for advancement of legislature that would expand access to healthcare for women and families in Texas.
Articles and Presentations
In addition to teaching and clinical practice, Dr. Olvera has published two articles as first author: "The APRN as Servant Leader” in Journal of Christian Nursing, and “Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration During Emergent Birth Center Transfers: A Quality Improvement Project” in Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. She also presented as a podium speaker at the 2018 Annual Meeting of ACNM in Savannah, GA.
Dr. Olvera is a Dallas native, and currently lives in North Texas with her husband and four children. They are active in their church, Stonebriar Community Church, and participate in the special needs ministry, “GIFT” (God Is Faithful Throughout). Dr. Olvera is a bilingual English/Spanish speaker and enjoys participating in medical missions with ministries locally and internationally. She also spearheads quality improvement initiatives in her community, working with local birth centers, hospitals, and paramedics to develop interprofessional education and emergency drills.