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Dr. Rakiya Watts
Watts, Rakiya
CNM, MSN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies/Advanced Practice Nursing

Email: Rakiya.watts@stonybrook.edu

Professor Rakiya Watts joins Stony Brook School of Nursing as Assistant Clinical Professor and she will be teaching courses in the graduate Midwifery Program. She is a full scope practicing midwife with over 9 years of experience. She received her nursing and midwifery education from Yale School of Nursing and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Boston College. She has special interests in women’s health, breastfeeding and Centering Pregnancy. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Rakiya is excited to maintain her clinical skills while teaching the new generation of nurse midwives through midwifery education.

Credentials
Rakiya Watts, CNM, MSN

Education
BA, Sociology, Boston College, 2005
MSN, Nurse Midwifery, Yale School of Nursing, 2010

Clinical Specialties
Midwifery
Women’s Health

Primary Teaching Areas
Midwifery
Women’s Health
Primary Care

Research and Academic Interests
Women’s Health
Breastfeeding
Health Disparities
Diversity in Nursing Education
Centering Pregnancy

Research (selected)

Publications (selected)

Presentations (selected)
11/13/20    New England Midwifery Education Consortium—Professional Issues in Midwifery:
                  Presentation of Self-Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Interviewing

Major Accomplishments/Honors
American College of Nurse Midwives
• Outstanding Preceptor Award- May 2020