Kristina Chamberlain

Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC

Kristina Chamberlain
Campus: 
Washington
Department of Midwifery

Current Roles

Kristina has been teaching in the Midwifery Department at Bastyr University since 2010.  She currently has a private practice in Kirkland, WA. Providing  gynecological care and breastfeeding support for women and their families.

Education  

1994:  BA in theater from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2005:  MN in midwifery from University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2006:  Post Master’s in women’s health from University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Teaching Interests

As a member of the midwifery faculty, Kristina hopes to instill confidence in her students so that they can empower their clients.  Her mission is to educate midwives so that they can provide as much support during the postpartum period as they do in labor, especially with breastfeeding.  Her interests include breastfeeding medicine, integrating the idea of freedom of choice in all aspects of women’s healthcare, and pelvic floor therapy.

Classes Taught

Gynecology, Well Woman Health Assessment, Breastfeeding and Lactation Education

Past Experience

While working in the theater, Kristina began her career in women’s health by volunteering at a women’s health center in Tallahassee, FL and Chicago.  Within a few years of volunteering, she decided to make the switch and went back to school with the goal of becoming a nurse-midwife.  Since then, she has worked as a post-partum nurse, a hospital and home based lactation consultant, midwife, and nurse practitioner. 

Teaching Philosophy

Kristina enjoys working with adult learners who leave their role as students to become her professional colleagues.  Her goal is to provide a positive, supportive learning environment so that students can absorb the information and make the leap into clinical practice with knowledge and confidence.

Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC
Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC
Kristina Chamberlain | Bastyr University