Dr. Yount, DNP director and associate professor at Frontier Nursing University, earned her master's degree in midwifery from the University of Texas at El Paso and her PhD from the University of Arizona. Her PhD is in nursing research with a focus on vulnerable populations and a minor in nursing systems with a focus on rural health. Dr. Yount earned a post-master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University (FNU) as a Women's Health Care Practitioner, and in 2014, became a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
In her previous research, Dr. Yount focused on border Hispanic women and herbal therapies for labor (qualitative study), and centering pregnancy and behavioral impact (quantitative study). She is currently investigating urinary incontinence for postpartum women (a mixed methods study). Dr. Yount has published in journals and reference books for women's health and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Dove Press and the International Journal of Women’s Health.
Dr. Yount has teaching experience at the graduate level for midwifery and women's health students. She has also taught undergraduate obstetrical nursing and FNP students. Dr. Yount was the IRB chair at FNU and the president of the FNU Honor Society in which she was instrumental in converting to a STTI chapter in August 2015. She has been active in the graduate curriculum, research, admissions and student review committees, and is a member of the administrative team. Dr. Yount was the director of the DNP program and mentored many faculty as chairs for DNP students. She also served as chair for many students since the inception of the DNP program.
At a state level Dr. Yount is a board member of the Arizona Affilliate of the ACNM. Nationally, her involvement included being a site visitor and then panelist, commissioner and board member for the Commission of the Accreditation of Birth Centers. Primarily, her focus has been on the Division of Education for the American College of Nurse-Midwives, serving on a variety of committees and task forces to improve education among midwifery students and practicing CNMs.