Division of Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 524
Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC has had over 25 years experience working with women and their families in healthcare as nurse midwife and advanced practice psychiatric nurse. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University (1982). She then received her Masters in Nursing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1986), Certification in Nurse Midwifery (1989), PhD in Nursing (2006), completed her Post-Masters certificate as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (2010) and post-doctoral fellowship (2008) in the Center for Health Disparities Research in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Posmontier's experience includes working for hospital clinics, running her own private home birth and hospital birth practice, and providing mental health services for patients with psychiatric illness across the lifespan. Her research interest is improving access to care for women with postpartum depression in the United States and Africa. Dr. Posmontier received funding for an ongoing R-21 study from the National Institute of Mental Health entitled "Multidisciplinary Model of Nurse Midwife Administered Psychotherapy for Postpartum Depression." She is also interested in incorporating and implementing the concept of “caring” into nursing education.