Certified Nurse Midwife
KARINA ROBBINS, CNM
Master of Science in Nursing May 2008 – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 2004 – Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Bachelor of Science in Psychology May 2004 – Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Associate of Science in Nursing May 2000 – Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Before she became a CNM and 10-year Labor and Delivery RN veteran, Karina Robbins started working in the hospital as a volunteer in the NICU. During this time, she was able to see how strong women are and felt called to this area to help empower women in making their own health care decisions. Karina believes that women are the gatekeepers for the entire family and their health care. She has a deep connection with her patients and treats them as part of her family.
Karina is proud of her career path which included graduating with top honors all while working full time and raising 6 kids. She feels that being a parent herself allows her to empathize and connect with patients having been through many of the same things that they are experiencing. She values bonding with the patient and letting them know that they are not alone and that they have someone to help them on their path. She takes the time needed for education and always treats everyone with respect. She works hard to ensure that patients know that she is listening to them and that she validates their concerns, letting them know that she will be there as an advocate, a friend and a provider to help them navigate their path.
Karina likes that her job is different every day, enjoys meeting new people and getting to hear their stories. For her, the most exciting part of the job is having the honor of being there when a new life comes into this world.
In her free time, Karina loves to travel, especially to the Caribbean and visits often. She loves doing anything in the water, scuba diving, snorkeling, and being in the sun. She enjoys journaling and meditating each day and taking classes online to increase her knowledge base. She also loves reading and spending time outdoors.