Faculty scholar Jeanann Coppola selected for national honor

By Jeanne Leong

Rutgers University–Camden nursing scholar has been selected as an American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) fellow, a prestigious honor in nursing scholarship.

Jeanann Sousou Coppola, a clinical assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, will be inducted into the ACNM at the organization’s annual meeting in May. The meeting will be held virtually due to the pandemic.

“It is an honor and a privilege to receive this designation,” says Coppola. “I will continue to pursue scholarship opportunities that will benefit the field of midwifery and women’s health. I plan to pay it forward and continue mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and novice midwives to help them grow professionally and personally.”

Along with a collaborating physician, midwives offer comprehensive health care services to women, including health care promotion, disease prevention, wellness education, and counseling.

Jeanann Coppola

As an American Midwifery Board-certified, practicing midwife, Coppola provides health care for women – from puberty to pregnancy and delivery, through menopause and later in life, offering bone density scans, mammograms, and osteoporosis care.

In addition to Coppola’s duties at Rutgers‒Camden, she is a certified nurse-midwife at Virtua Voorhees Hospital’s OB triage unit.

Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives is an honor bestowed to midwives for leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement.

Coppola, a Wilmington, Del., resident, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Le Moyne College in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from New York University in 2000. She then received her master’s degree in nursing from New York University in 2003 and her doctor of nursing practice degree from Rutgers University‒Newark in 2013.