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.
Blanton practices with the CU University Nurse Midwives. She joined the practice in August 2010.