Shenandoah University’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Penny R. Marzalik, CNM, Ph.D., APRN, IBCLC, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the 68th ACNM Annual Meeting and Exhibition on May 7-9.
Dr. Marzalik is an associate professor of nursing and director of the nurse-midwifery program at Shenandoah University. Over her 40-year career, her contributions to the midwifery profession began with persevering to secure hospital privileges to provide full-scope midwifery and continued into educating undergraduate and graduate students in maternity care and midwifery. In 2018, she published “Midwifery Education in the U.S.” to advance understanding of the profession.
Marzalik was recently appointed to the advisory board of The Baby Academy, an international online prenatal education service, and she values her ability to contribute to the consumer education side of maternity care with her background as an American midwife.
Fellowship in the American College of Nurse Midwives is an honor bestowed upon midwives who have demonstrated leadership within ACNM; clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement; and have merited special recognition within and outside of the midwifery profession. The ACNM fellowship was first established in 1994.
Marzalik was one of 74 exemplary midwives accepted for fellowship in 2023. With the addition of the 2023 fellows, there are 723 FACNMs.
“I would like to express my sincerest congratulations to Dr. Penny Marzalik for her induction as a fellow into the American College of Nurse-Midwives,” said Lisa Levinson, Ph.D., RN, interim dean of Shenandoah’s School of Nursing. “Dr. Marzalik’s contributions to the midwifery profession and education are notable, as are her efforts to enhance care for women during pregnancy.”