Torri Washington, APRN, CNM, MSN - Oakdale ObGyn
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Torri Washington, APRN, CNM, MSN

“The most rewarding part of my practice is connecting with patients. I view this as a mutual relationship of getting to know each other and learning from each other.”

Special medical interests: pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

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Nurse Midwife

Torri Washington, APRN, CNM, MSN

“The most rewarding part of my practice is connecting with patients. I view this as a mutual relationship of getting to know each other and learning from each other.”

Special medical interests: pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

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About

The first morning that I stepped foot on a labor and delivery unit, I was there as a student nurse. The date was 9-11-2001. That morning as the live news coverage of the Twin Towers collapsing was on television, I was participating in my first live birth. There was so much to reflect on in the aftermath of 9-11. What was my purpose? Why was I here, when so many people were not returning home to their families that day? What was I supposed to do with my life to make a difference? It was in those weeks following the 9-11 tragedy the answer to my question became very clear: I was called to be a midwife.

I completed my Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Iowa and then went on to earn my Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas. I have practiced in many different setting: rural hospitals, urban hospitals, low-risk settings, community clinics, private practices, and large corporate practices. And across all of those settings, my passion for my patients remains the same. I love caring for women and am honored to be invited to share in family defining moments. I am passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them have the experience that is important to them.

The most rewarding part of my career is connecting with patients. I view this as a mutual relationship of getting to know and learning from one another. I love the relationships I am able to form with my patients.

I love caring for, and learning from, women from diverse cultures and feel passionate about my abilities and duty to address the maternal and infant mortality crisis as it pertains to women and families of color.

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my family. My husband and I have three very busy kids: two daughters and a son. Our girls are very involved in gymnastics and between the two of them, train six days per week. Our son is just now old enough that we are starting to explore what he is interested in. My mother is the anchor of our family. She is the reason I am the woman, mother, and midwife I am today. She makes our crazy schedules work, and we are blessed that she can be so pivotal in our lives. A truly multi-generational family! We enjoy traveling, listening to all genres of music, making memories, and just enjoying the small moments in life.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science: Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Masters of Science: Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans.

Certification

  • Registered Nurse/Advanced Practice Nurse Midwife, State of Minnesota
Biography

The first morning that I stepped foot on a labor and delivery unit, I was there as a student nurse. The date was 9-11-2001. That morning as the live news coverage of the Twin Towers collapsing was on television, I was participating in my first live birth. There was so much to reflect on in the aftermath of 9-11. What was my purpose? Why was I here, when so many people were not returning home to their families that day? What was I supposed to do with my life to make a difference? It was in those weeks following the 9-11 tragedy the answer to my question became very clear: I was called to be a midwife.

I completed my Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Iowa and then went on to earn my Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas. I have practiced in many different setting: rural hospitals, urban hospitals, low-risk settings, community clinics, private practices, and large corporate practices. And across all of those settings, my passion for my patients remains the same. I love caring for women and am honored to be invited to share in family defining moments. I am passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them have the experience that is important to them.

The most rewarding part of my career is connecting with patients. I view this as a mutual relationship of getting to know and learning from one another. I love the relationships I am able to form with my patients.

I love caring for, and learning from, women from diverse cultures and feel passionate about my abilities and duty to address the maternal and infant mortality crisis as it pertains to women and families of color.

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my family. My husband and I have three very busy kids: two daughters and a son. Our girls are very involved in gymnastics and between the two of them, train six days per week. Our son is just now old enough that we are starting to explore what he is interested in. My mother is the anchor of our family. She is the reason I am the woman, mother, and midwife I am today. She makes our crazy schedules work, and we are blessed that she can be so pivotal in our lives. A truly multi-generational family! We enjoy traveling, listening to all genres of music, making memories, and just enjoying the small moments in life.

Education & Certification

Education

  • Bachelors of Science: Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Masters of Science: Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans.

Certification

  • Registered Nurse/Advanced Practice Nurse Midwife, State of Minnesota

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