Jennifer Almanza, DNP, APRN, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I seek to provide relationship-centered care that supports client agency. Offering evidence-based information coupled with shared decision making, I encourage clients to take charge of their own health. Recognizing that we all come from varied life experience, I continue to inform myself so that I may provide culturally-safe, gender-safe, and resilience-promoting care in relationships with clients.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Family planning
  • Gynecologic health
  • Health equity
  • Health policy
  • Integrative care
  • Reproductive health
  • Resilience-promoting care
  • Well-person care

Education, Training and Certifications

Other Education

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
  • College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board

Recognition and Leadership


  • Indigenous and Midwives of Color, Minnesota Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (Founding member, 2017 to present)
  • Student Representative, Minnesota Affiliate of American College of Nurse-Midwives (2016-2018)
  • Member, American College of Nurse-Midwives (2015-present)
  • Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow (2015-2017)
  • Benson Foundation Fellow (2015-2018)

Academic Information

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, School of Medicine, Department of Ob/Gyn