The Nurse-Midwifery Program Director at the University of Cincinnati, Eva Fried DNP, CNM, WHNP, has been involved in both clinical practice and teaching in BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. Eva received her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University, then returned to OSU for her RN and Masters in Nursing. She then went on to earn her DNP from Wright State University and Post-Masters in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.
Eva serves as the Central Region Co-Chair for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, and participates in the Key Person Program. Eva believes that membership in and active participation in OAAPN is important to grow the APRN profession, “so we can reach everyone who could benefit from our care in Ohio.”
In addition to strengthening her profession, Eva credits OAAPN with teaching her about advocacy and making her aware of other organizations that are invested in access to safe, affordable health care. In addition to her role with OAAPN, Eva enjoys community building through volunteering. She serves on four boards, and is active on several committees in The American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Eva believes that it is important to “stay a beginner” and always be open to learning something new. She advises APRN students to always ask questions, “[y]ou are paying for your education, give yourself the gift of asking when you don’t understand something.”
In her free time, Eva enjoys exercise, cooking, sewing, macrame, embroidering, cross stitching, hand lettering, and training her dog. She and her wife have 6 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 chickens, and 16 koi…until the neighborhood heron swoops by again. A fun fact about Eva – she has three paintings of cats in her living room. No word on whether any of them are self-portraits by either of her two cats.