Book presents case studies for nursing students

Nursing Professor Amy M. O’Meara, D.N.P., APRN, is author of a new, comprehensive maternity textbook for nursing students. Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health Nursing: A Case-Based Approach, published by Wolters Kluwer, is scheduled for release on Amazon December 8.

The text is case-based with fictional characters drawn from experience playing both continuous and recurring roles. The cases provide students with explanatory context, helping them retain information and apply what they learn to clinical practice.

“Context is the glue that makes facts stick," said O’Meara. “It was my goal to approach the information in multiple ways, to introduce various perspectives and provide task-based information critical to nursing success, while being narratively compelling."

Dr. O’Meara is an adult gerontology nurse practitioner for Appletree Bay Primary Care, UVM’s nursing faculty primary care clinic. She is also a health nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. She provides clinical supervision of DNP students and residents at Veterans Administration sites and facilitates weekly seminars on health conditions that veterans experience.

Earlier this year, O'Meara received the 2018 State Award for Excellence in Vermont from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The award annually recognizes nurse practitioners in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice, increasing the awareness and acceptance of nurse practitioners. O’Meara served as president of the Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association from 2014-2018.


Janet Lynn Essman Franz
Professor Amy O'Meara teaches courses in reproductive health care and maternal child nursing.