Krista Blanton joined the University Nurse Midwives as a Clinical Instructor in August of 2010. Blanton completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Texas, where she worked as a labor and delivery nurse in a large, state-funded, urban-based teaching hospital. After completing her master’s degree, she moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands where she worked as a midwife in a private practice serving a diverse population of women. She then moved to Manhattan to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Columbia University.
Blanton has a passion for educating and empowering women. She believes that all women, regardless of age, ethnicity, or economic status have the right to make well-informed decisions regarding their lives and their bodies. One of her greatest joys in life is having the privilege to support a woman throughout her pregnancy, labor, and birth, leading to the breathtaking moment when mother and child meet face to face for the first time.