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Shelley McGrew

Shelley McGrew, DNP, MSN, APRN

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Shelley McGrew has been caring for pregnant people and attending births for 30 years. Her roles have included perinatal massage therapist, childbirth educator, doula, nurse, and midwife. Shelley ear­­­­ned

a BFA in dance and choreography from Arizona State University, an ASN in 1997 from LICH School of Nursing, an MSN with a midwifery specialty in 2014 and a DNP in 2022 from Frontier Nursing University. Her doctoral quality improvement project was “Improving Equitable Care in an Urban Community Hospital Through Person-Centered Labor Support and Discharge Teaching.”

Shelley is a full-scope midwife in Arizona serving diverse populations at the FQHC El Rio Health. As a Certified Nurse-Midwife, she attends births on the labor unit and an accredited Alongside Midwifery Unit at Tucson Medical Center. Shelley has taught creative movement for children, health and sex education in primary and secondary schools, perinatal and infant massage therapy, anatomy and physiology, doula trainings, and is currently a clinical preceptor for midwifery students and fellows. Shelley recently joined the faculty for the University of Arizona’s new midwifery program.