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Catherine K. Tanksley CNM, MSN as Professor "B"

About Professor “B”
Professor “B” is actually Catherine K. Tanksley CNM, MSN who is the Director of Midwifery and OB/GYN Outreach at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and an adjunct part time professor in the Department of Nursing at Columbia University. She also maintains a full scope midwifery practice in Brooklyn, New York.

Ms. Tanksley began her medical career as a Surgical Technician in 1981 at Underwood Memorial Hospital after graduating from The National School of Health Technology, in Philadelphia, Pa. She continued her education and graduated from Gloucester County College with an associate’s degree in nursing, from Thomas Edison State College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and from Columbia University with a master’s degree in nursing, specializing in midwifery. Currently Ms. Tanksley is attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as a doctorate of nursing candidate. She has been a nurse for 21 years and her experience in education and management extends over 17 years as she has progressed from a Prenatal and Community Educator to opening her own OB/GYN/Midwifery private practice. Ms. Tanksley’s areas of expertise and specialization are OB/GYN, women’s health issues and advocating, preserving and enhancing the nursing image in the public’s eye.

Ms. Tanksley is recognized as a leader in the midwifery community and was a featured midwife in the controversial documentary” The Business of Being Born” from executive producer and former talk-show host Ricki Lake. Catherine was appointed a Lifetime for Television Health Expert and has published many articles related to midwifery on the internet. She has served as a board of director’s member for Columbia School of Nursing Alumni Association and the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives. She has been an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Consortium.

Ms. Tanksley was recruited to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical center as director of midwifery to expand the midwifery service and to oversee OB/GYN’s department outreach grant programs that has to date received over 5 million dollars from the federal government and private foundations.

Ms. Tanksley originally launched “Im Gonna Be a Mom.com” as a more convenient and assessable way to communicate with her private patients. Now, this informational web-site serves as a reference site for Parents to-be worldwide. As professor “B” Ms. Tanksley answers questions related to various topics on pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and delivery, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, prenatal testing and much more.

She is currently working on her new project to improve the nursing and advanced practice nursing image in America with an educational documentary entitled “Real Life Nursing in America” that will also serve as the bases for her Doctorate of Nursing capstone/dissertation project.

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Meredith Anderson November 29, 2010 at 7:30 am

When do you know when to take your child to the hospital when he or she is sick or whatever or just wait it out?


admin November 29, 2010 at 10:11 am

If you ever have a question about a sick child, you should always consult your pediatrician. In most cases they will advise you to bring the child in for a sick visit or report to the emergency room. If you do not have a pediatrician and you think your child is very sick or getting worst never hesitate to report to the emergency room.


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