Nicole HUNTER, APRN CNM
Nicole is a native Minnesotan; she was born in St. Cloud and spent most of her youth in the western suburbs. She is a passionate woman who firmly believes in the powerful words by Mark Twain that state, “The two most important days in your life are the day that you are born and the day that you find out why.” That moment of clarity came when she gave birth to her first daughter. In that moment she felt a visceral attraction, something in her soul, driving her to be there to help others’ bring their children into the world.
Discovering her calling spurred her to obtain her undergraduate degree in nursing from St. Catherine’s University. Knowing that her ultimate path was in midwifery she also acquired doula training through DONA (Doulas of North America) in her junior year at St. Kate’s.
Nicole’s nursing career was built upon rich and vibrant clinical experiences in a wide variety of practice settings including public health, non-English and adolescent parent populations, labor/delivery, and teaching.
Although she had a wonderful nursing career and a growing family that included two amazing stepsons and four fantastic daughters Nicole was determined to complete her dream of becoming a midwife. With the support of her family and a determination that could not be stopped, Nicole went back to school at Bethel University where she earned her master’s degree to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.
In her daily practice it is her goal to exemplify the heart and soul of midwifery by partnering with clients to provide a trusting, compassionate, and family-centered care experience. Her vision for the future is to work to establish midwifery led care as the standard of practice for low risk women.
In her spare time Nicole loves to be with family and friends. Her family size continually changes, as she is an active foster parent. She enjoys playing with her cockapoo Colby or cuddling her cat Jada. Travel plans are always in the works as there is a whole big world to see and it is rare to find her without her knitting.