Sharon Schindler Rising ‘67

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1967

A certified nurse-midwife, Sharon Schindler Rising, MSN, is a clinical nurse faculty member at YSN, professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and current president and CEO of the Centering Healthcare Institute, INC (CHI), a non-profit organization focused on improving maternal/child health by transforming care through Centering groups. Sharon developed the graduate nurse-midwifery program and the Childbearing Center at the University of Minnesota. 

She has received many honors, including the 2006 YSN Distinguished Alumna Award, the 2007 International Award for Maternal and Child Health by the National Perinatal Association, and the 2008 Purpose Prize by Civic Ventures. In 2010, she was named an Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing and received the prestigious Hattie Hemschemeyer Award from the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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