Olivia Kroening-Roche, CNM, WHNP-BC, M.S.N. (she/her)

  • Instructor, School of Nursing


Olivia Kroening-Roché was drawn to the practice of midwifery early in her career. She found midwifery to be the perfect place to live out her values of supporting her patients' rights, autonomy and self-determination. Olivia highly values shared-decision making with her patients, listening to their needs and helping them arrive at a choice that best fits them and their family. She is especially interested in providing trauma-informed care to birthing and pregnant people and in creating safer spaces for patients and midwifery students of color. 

Prior to joining OHSU she completed a Fellowship in Global Clinical Education, teaching nursing and midwifery in Tanzania for a year. Her love of travel and other cultures has taken her around the world, from traveling with her partner for a year while living out of their backpacks to co-founding the non-profit Rural Health Collaborative.

She grew up in Portland and is delighted to live and work in the community she calls home.  She lives with her partner and child. When not at work she loves to have adventures, either on her bike throughout Portland or figuring out how to travel with a small child. 

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 2007, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • M.S.N., 2011, San Diego State University
  • Fellowship

    • Global Clinical Education Fellowship; Massachusetts General Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Certifications

    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified



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