Dr. Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM has been an advocate for women seeking emotional and physically satisfying childbirth for over 30 years. She pursued education as a certified nurse-midwife and practiced full scope midwifery care from 1991-1998. She served as the Program Director of the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN) nurse-midwifery education program in Kentucky. Appointed as President and Dean in 2001, she put the school on a trajectory that allowed it to achieve accreditation as a graduate institution offering Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing degrees with a focus in nurse-midwifery, family nursing and women’s health care. Today, Dr. Stone serves Frontier Nursing University in the role of President with the goal of improving health care through increasing the number of nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.