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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Summer Okimoto, DNP, CNM

University Nurse Midwives

Summer Okimoto

Summer Okimoto, DNP, CNM, joined the University Nurse Midwives in 2013.  She has been practicing full-scope midwifery since 2010 for the University of North Texas Health Science Center, UNTHealth Nurse-Midwives, in Fort Worth, TX.  Prior to becoming a certified nurse-midwife, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for nine years. During that time, she also volunteered at a pregnancy resource center and served overseas as a medical missionary.  The experiences she had in providing care for women and their families nationally and internationally ignited a desire in her heart to strengthen her global commitment to women’s health by becoming a certified nurse-midwife.            

In 2007, she attended Baylor University and graduated from the first BSN to Nurse-Midwifery/Doctor of Nursing Practice (NM/DNP) program in the United States. Summer is passionate about seeing women empowered to make educated decisions.  She enjoys providing evidenced-based, compassionate and culturally sensitive care to women and their families. Summer currently serves as a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.



​Degree ​Awarding Institution ​Field of Study

​Baylor University

Louise Herrington School of Nursing

Dallas, TX


​University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX


​Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX


​Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX

​Vocational Nursing
​Summer Okimoto joined the University Nurse Midwives in 2013.