MN Women's Care Provider Profile

Julie Ann Vingers PhD, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Julie Ann comes to Minnesota Women's Care with a robust background in all facets of nursing and women's health including well-women gynecology, family planning, antepartum, and postpartum care. Many women know her through her years in both the Allina and HealthEast systems as well as her work as an instructor and professor.

She began her career as an RN and earned her degree as a nurse midwife in 1995. Since that time she has worked as a co-director for a busy practice, an educator, and a pioneer in establishing nurse-midwife services and programs. Julie Ann is an Assistant Professor at Bethel University in the M.S. Nurse-Midwifery program – a program she helped to create.

In addition to her experience as a nurse midwife, Julie Ann's professional background includes a PhD in Nursing Education and extensive work in mental health.

Work Background

Julie Ann's experience over the past 20 years in the metro area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul has included:

Certified Nurse Midwife in the Allina Medical Group

Clinical Preceptor for the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University

Certified Nurse Midwife in the HealthEast Care System

Nursing Instructor at Inver Hills Community College

Assistant Professor/Nurse-Midwifery Nursing Faculty at Bethel University


Bethel University - B.S. in Nursing, 1990

University of Illinois at Chicago - M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery, 1995

Capella University - PhD in Nursing Education, 2013

Credentials & Affiliations

American College of Nurse-Midwives
National League of Nursing

Research Interests

1. Gender differences with bullying during nursing education and nursing/APN practice
2. Water birth and Centering Pregnancy
3. Postpartum mood disorder

In the News

When Bethel University launched their Nurse Midwife training program, Julie Ann was featured in the StarTribune article about the innovative program. Here she is shown with students and a pregnant volunteer patient:

Photo by Elizabeth Flores ©StarTribune