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Get to Know Signey

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Certified Nurse Midwife

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Education, Licensure, & Certification

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Frontier Honor Society

Frontier Nursing University (2020 - 2022)

Master of Science: Nurse-Midwifery, Frontier Honor Society

Frontier Nursing University (2013 - 2016)
 

Post-Masters Certificate: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Frontier Nursing University (2016)
 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate Program, Public Health Nurse Certification

The College of St. Scholastica (2007-2011)

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science & Gender Studies

The College of St. Scholastica (2010) 

                                                        

Washington Program: Community Development

American University, Washington D.C. (2009)

American Midwifery Certification Board: Certified Nurse Midwife (2016 - Present)


Certification Corporation: Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (2016 - Present)


District of Columbia & Virginia Board of Nursing: Registered Nurse (2011 - Present)

Training & Professional Affiliations

Advanced Training

Cedar River Clinic Guidelines Training Modules, clinical care for transgender individuals (2015-2019)

Philly Trans Wellness Conference, clinical care for transgender individuals (2016, 2017, 2018)

ACNM DC Affiliate Midwifery Symposium (2018)

 

Professional mentorship on eating disorder management (2018 - Present)

Professional mentorship on integrative medicine thyroid management (2016 - Present)

WPATH Global Education Initiative Conference & Training (2016)

Creating Change Conference, racial justice integration into healthcare (2016)

 

American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Continuing Education Modules (2014)

Professional Affiliations

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM): Washington DC Affiliate, Member  

 
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM): Member


American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP): Member 


World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): Member

Professional Service & Leadership

Leadership

Board of Directors, Vice President: Rainbow Families (501(c)(3), 2017 - 2021

Preceptor of Midwifery, Nurse Practitioner, and Medical students

Co-Founder, Queer Coalition, professional local peer support group

Co-Founder, Parents of Trans Teens Support Group

Co-Founder, DC Gender-Affirming Health Professionals Community Network

Member, ACNM Gender Equity Task Force

Member, ACNM Transgender Workgroup

Member, ACNM Scope of Practice Task Force

Member, ACNM Midwives in Support of Reproductive Health & Abortion

Member, Cosmos Club of DC, LGBTQ and Allies Committee

Chair, DC ACNM Affiliate Mentorship Program Committee, 2019-Present


Member, ACNM National Annual Meeting Local Planning Committee, 2019

Peer Reviewer: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

Content Expert Peer Reviewer, “Women’s Gynecologic Health” text, Schuiling & Likis (2019​)

Volunteering

Pro-bono professional mentorship and consulting for new and practicing APRNs wishing to incorporate gender-affirming care and expanded fertility care into existing practice 

Legislative consultation to DC Board of Nursing regarding APRN scope of practice in caring for trans individuals

Planning Committee: 2019 ACNM National Annual Meeting Local Planning Committee 

Curriculum writing for APRN educational institutions incorporating gender-affirming care 

Professional Presentations

National

  • "Addressing Weight Bias in Clinical Conversations” at 2022 ACNM National Conference, Co-presenter with Heather Bradford, Ellen Solis, Elizabeth Muñoz

  • “Weight Bias & Health Equity” at 2022 National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association National Conference, Co-presenter with Katie DePalma, Dr. Sabrina Strings

  • “Weight Bias & Healthcare: We Can Do Better” at 2021 ACNM National Conference, Co-presenter with Heather Bradford, Katie DePalma, Kaity Stewart

  • “Weight Stigma & Fatphobia: Are We Practicing Evidence Based Care?” at 2020 ACNM Inclusion Conference, Co-presenter with Heather Bradford, Katie DePalma, Kaity Stewart

 

Invited Lectures:

 

  • Invited Speaker, “Supporting LGBQ+ & Gender-Diverse Individuals: Creating a Welcoming Academic Environment” (virtual), University at Buffalo’s Department of Nursing, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, “Midwifery-Led Fertility Care” (virtual), Midwifery Forward Conference, Pennsylvania Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, “Weight Bias in Midwifery” (virtual), Pennsylvania Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives, Health Equity Discussion Series, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, “Prenatal & Fertility Care: Strategies for Pregnancy Planning” (virtual), 2GU Womxn’s Alliance Network Discussion Series, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, “Addressing Weight Bias in Medicine Through Weight-Neutral Counseling” (virtual), Stanford School of Medicine's Medicine and the Muse Program, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, Fertility Options for Gender-Diverse Families (with CME offering), Georgetown University School of Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, Options for LGBTQ+ Family Building, Rainbow Families Conference, Washington, DC 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • Invited Speaker, Queer Family Building Through A Social Justice Lens, Whitman-Walker Health System, January 2021

  • Invited Speaker, “APRN Care of the Individual Experiencing Infertility,” Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 2020

  • Invited Speaker, “Transgender Healthcare & CNM Scope of Practice,” DC Board of Nursing, Washington, DC, February 2020

  • Invited Speaker, Midwifery Forward Conference, Navigating LGBTQ+ Health Needs: Bias, Gender and the Future of Midwifery (with CME offering), Chambersburg, PA, March 2019

  • Invited Speaker, Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives Symposium, Care of the Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Client, Richmond, VA, March 2019

  • Invited Speaker, Bodily Autonomy & Fertility Treatment, Intimate Health Consulting Group Sexual Health Summit, Washington, DC, October 2016

Publications

Books or Chapters in Books 
 

Olson, S.M. (2022). “Care of the Transgender or Gender Diverse Client” in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health. 6th edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning.


(Pending) DePalma, K. & Olson, S. (2022). “LGBTQ+ Care in Pregnancy” in R. Jordan, C. Farley, & K. T. Grace (Eds.) Prenatal and postnatal care: A woman-centered approach (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.


(Pending) DePalma, K. & Olson, S. (2023). “Gender Affirming Care” in T. King, M. Brucker, K. Osborne, & C. Jevitt (Eds.), Varney’s midwifery (7th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. 


(Pending) Bradford, H., Olson, S., Muñoz, E., Solis, E. (2023). “Addressing Weight Bias in Clinical Conversations” in T. King, M. Brucker, K. Osborne, & C. Jevitt (Eds.), Varney’s midwifery (7th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

 
(Pending) Escobar, M. & Olson, S. (2023). “Fertility, Family-Building & Contraception” in T. King, M. Brucker, K. Osborne, & C. Jevitt (Eds.), Varney’s midwifery (7th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. 


(Pending) Escobar, M. & Olson, S. (2023). “Postpartum IUD Placement” in T. King, M. Brucker, K. Osborne, & C. Jevitt (Eds.), Varney’s midwifery (7th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. 

Book Signey

to Speak

Conferences, academic institutions, private workshops, and more.

On topics ranging from LGBTQ+ inclusivity, GYN Care, Weight Bias, Fertility, and much more:

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