Certified Nurse Midwife
PATRICIA NAST, CNM, MSN
Doctor Of Nursing Practice, current student
September 2018 – Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY
Master Of Science in Nursing
June 2015 – Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY
Bachelor Of Science in Nursing
December 2009 – The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Bachelor Of Arts In Economics
December 2003 – The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Tricia is a certified nurse-midwife, and she is working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice through the Frontier Nursing University of Hyden, Kentucky. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in economics in 2003 from University of Arizona.
After her experience with nurturing midwives through the birth of her daughter, Tricia knew she wanted to be part of that support for other women. “I entered my pregnancy with fear and doubt,” Tricia said, “but emerged empowered and strong thanks to the support of my midwives.” Tricia headed in a new direction and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 from the University of Arizona on her daughter’s third birthday. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University and became a certified nurse-midwife in 2015.
In 2016, Tricia was the first certified nurse-midwife to be credentialed at
St. Joseph’s in 23 years. “One of the most exciting aspects of my work is making
a change in the obstetric community in Tucson by giving women options for care. Before I started practicing there was only one hospital that offered midwifery services in Tucson. Being the first midwife at St Joe’s in more than two decades has offered amazing opportunities.”
Tricia has made and continues to make, the best of those opportunities as she becomes a part of the unique team model of perinatologists and CNMs working together at Desert Blossom. She is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, as a Surgical First Assist at Cesarean Delivery through Philadelphia University, and in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. Personal attention is one of Tricia’s hallmarks. “I want each woman to leave her appointment with me knowing that she was listened to and treated as an individual.” Midwifery at Desert Blossom focuses on the patient. “I remind each patient that she is the expert,” Tricia said. “She knows her body better than anyone else. My job is to guide her, answer questions, provide informa- tion, and help come to decisions together. Because of Desert Blossom, she is receiving the safest, most comprehensive, and evidence-based pregnancy care available.” Tricia is especially passionate about working with teens both during pregnancy and for reproductive health.
When she is not at work, Tricia loves watching football and college basketball, “And of course I am a huge Arizona Wildcats fan.” She crochets, and a blanket she made won, Best in Arizona, at the 2016 Arizona State Fair. In addition to enjoying time with her husband and two daughters, she relishes the time spent with her other immediate and extended family members. “I’m obsessed with dogs and volunteer at the Pima Animal Care Center as well as spoil my own tiny mutts.”