Recognized as a new Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) congratulates Jennifer Hensley, EdD, CNM, WHNP-BC, LCCE, Nursing Clinical Professor and Coordinator of the Nurse-Midwifery Program Track in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
ACNM announced more than 20 midwives with Fellowship in the college on May 31, 2020. ACNM Fellowship is an honor that distinguishes a select group of midwives whose demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement merit special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession.
"We congratulate Dr. Hensley on her prestigious honor,” said Kristi Feutz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Associate Dean, Online Graduate Programs, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “Dr. Hensley exemplifies our school motto, Learn.Lead.Serve with her impeccable leadership, knowledge and experience in midwifery education.”
Dr. Hensley has over four decades of nursing and nurse-midwifery experience, and scholarship in the area of sleep disorders affecting women. In addition to extensive practice, she teaches at Baylor University LHSON and previously taught with UT Austin, Vanderbilt, University of Colorado and Montana State University. She has been an actively involved member of American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the Restless Less Syndrome Foundation for many years.
Throughout her career, Dr. Hensley has received awards and honors. Some of her highlights include: 2016 the Sara K. Archer Faculty Award from Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing and 2015 the ACNM Foundation “Excellence in Teaching” Award. In 2012 her article on choriocarcinoma was voted best clinical article of the year in Maternal Child Nursing.
In addition to her responsibilities, she is an active member in professional organizations such as: ACNM, ACNM Texas Affiliate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Nurse Practitioners for Women’s Health, Association for Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing and the RLS Foundation of the U.S., as well as the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group.