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Erin Wright, DNP, MS, RN

Assistant Professor
Erin Wright
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Doula
  • Ethics
  • Integrated Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Resilience/Stress Coping
  • Trauma
  • Women's Health
  • Workplace Health


Erin Wright is passionate about helping students understand and develop excellence for nursing in women’s health areas. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and a board-certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. Dr. Wright provides clinical care to patients in Baltimore City. Her clinical areas of expertise include mind-body medicine, Centering Pregnancy, labor support, breastfeeding, adolescent pregnancy, and non-pharmacologic pain relief in labor. Her current research focuses on occupational health concerns for midwives and integrative medicine for stress reduction. She is a past president and vice president of the Maryland Affiliate of the American College of Nurse- Midwives (ACNM). She currently serves the organization as a legislative chair and often testifies before the state legislature regarding scope of practice issues for midwives. Nationally, she serves ACNM as a member of the Ethics Committee. In addition to her clinical and academic practices, Dr. Wright volunteers locally with the Baltimore City Health Department, providing reproductive health services with the Needle Exchange/Block Project.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    Wright, E. (2016). "Midwives and self-care: an ethical perspective." Quickening, 47(2), 13.

    Wright, E. (2015). Varney’s Midwifery: "Breastfeeding and the mother-newborn dyad." (5th ed., pp. 1157-1182). Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

    GANM blog (2016) "The World Needs More Midwives."

    Wright, E. (2017) "Evaluation of a web-based holistic stress reduction pilot program among nurse-midwives." Journal of Holistic Nursing (in press).

  • Awards/Honors

    W Newton Long Award—American College of Nurse Midwives

    Varney Fellowship Award—American College of Nurse Midwives

    Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Clinical Excellence Award