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Dr. Heather Findletar Hines
Findletar Hines, Heather
Clinical Associate Professor
Graduate Studies/Advanced Practice Nursing
Program Director, Nurse Midwifery

Email: Heather.Findletar@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Phone: 631-444-1491
Office: 2-213E
Heather Findletar Hines, DNP, CNM, FACNM is a full scope practicing Midwife and Associate Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing’s Midwifery Program. The profession of midwifery has taught me how to care for women throughout the lifespan, as well as caring for the community to which they belong.  Midwifery has also taught me understanding, patience, empathy, acceptance, collaboration, honesty, compassion, and love.  All these qualities have prepared me for the ability to provide well rounded care for my community, patients, and students.

Heather Findletar Hines, DNP, CNM, FACNM

BS, Nursing, Pace University, 1997
MSN, Midwifery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2000
DNP, Midwifery, Stony Brook University, 2009

Clinical Specialties
Women’s Advance Practice Nursing

Primary Teaching Areas
Health Policy and Advocacy 
Primary Care in Midwifery

Research and Academic Interests
Promoting Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) Success
Preventing the Primary Cesarean Section
The role pedagogy has in distance learning educational programs
Mentorship in Midwifery

Publications (selected)
Busenhart, C., Findletar Hines, H., & Stec., M. (2022). Midwife Notes: A Curated Workbook for Midwifery Students. https://delivered.learnworlds.com/courses

Kelstone, K., Watts, R., & Findletar Hines, H. (2021) “Developing a Comprehensive Midwifery Assessment Tool: Seeing the whole person”. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 
Bradford, H., Findletar Hines, H., & et al. (2021) Midwives Mentoring Midwives: A Review of the Evidence and Best Practice Recommendations. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health 

Baker, Maureen J., Findletar Hines, H., & et al. (2020) Active Learning strategies while near and far, now possible in an app-based world. Submitted Abstract. AACN Fall Faculty Forum.
[Hines, H (2020). Midwifery Digital Storytelling. (pp 8-11)]. In Grover, L. And Zemmer, J. (Eds.). Active Learning: Near & Far. Available on Apple Bookstore. Retrieved from https://books.apple.com/us/book/active-learning-near-and-far/id1520884249

Stec, M., Arbour, M. and Findletar Hines, H. (2019) “Client Centered Mobile Health Care Applications: Using the MARS Instrument for Evidence Based Evaluation”, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.

Presentations (selected)
Findletar Hines, H (2021). ACNM Bridging Midwifery Experiences FACNM and SANMC Mentoring Program Orientation. Invited live virtual presentation. August 3, 2021. 

Findletar Hines, H, Jolles, D., Jefferson, K., Hackley, B., & Summers. L. (2021). Doctoral Degrees for Midwives: The Need and Value Selecting the Degree that is Right for you. Invited recorded presentation for ACNM 66th Annual Meeting and Exhibition: Dismantling Racism in Midwifery. May 25, 2021. 

Findletar Hines, H, (2021). Shine Your Light with Dr. Heather Hines. Invited live: The engaged Midwife Podcast. February 7, 2021 
Brumley, Jessica., Findletar Hines, H., Hyatt, J., Ortiz, Felina., Grayson, N., Marcelle, E., & Snow, Char’ly. (2020). Griot Session:BIPOC Midwife Faculty and Service Directors Share Their Stories. Invited live virtual presentation for American College of Nurse Midwives. October 22, 2020.

Breedlove, G., Lubko, Y., Peasley, A., Bradford, H., & Findletar Hines, H. (2020). Midwives Mentoring Midwives. Invited live virtual presentation for American College of Nurse Midwives Annual Meeting and Exhibition. May 30, 2020
Stec, M., & Findletar Hines, H. (2019). Applications “Apps for DNP Education. Invited presented at AACN / Apple Bootcamp Conference, Austin Texas. June 24, 2019.

Stec, M., & Findletar Hines, H. (2019). Application “Apps” in DNP Education. Invited presented at MECDNP Symposium, Flowood, MS: Enhancing DNP Education and Practice through Cultural Awareness and Inter-professional Collaboration. March 7, 2019.

Findletar Hines, H (2022). Community Teach-In: Navigating the Sexual Reproductive Health Landscape in Nassau County. Invited Zoom presentation. August 24, 2022

Findletar Hines, H (2022). Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Taskforce – Public Forum Invited Live and Zoom presentation at Suffolk County Department of Civil Service. April 27, 2022 & May 11, 2022. 
Findletar Hines, H (2022). Myth Busters: Black Maternal Health Edition. Invited presentation at Hofstra University for The Birth Justice Warriors. April 11, 2022. 

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Oct 2019 Community Service Award Stony Brook Medicine
June 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award -The American College of Nurse-Midwives
May 2018 Inducted as Fellow of ACNM The American College of Nurse-Midwives
June 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award- The American College of Nurse-Midwives
July 2017 Apple Distinguished Educator – Class or 2017 Apple, Inc.