Kristen Ziegler-Horwath, MSN, ARNP, CNM, C-EFM

Clinical Instructor of Nursing

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • MSN, Nursing (Nurse-Midwifery), Seattle University
  • BS, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Theory & Evidence
  • Research Methods
  • Informed Practice
  • Current Practice: Certified Nurse-Midwife, Vancouver Clinic (PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center/Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center)


Kristen Ziegler-Horwath, MSN, ARNP, CNM, C-EFM is a practicing Certified Nurse-Midwife and has served in both rural and urban communities in Washington state since 2013. She is passionate about providing patient-centered and evidence-based care to all, while promoting individual preferences and a safe, healthy, and positive birth experience. In addition, she is an experienced surgical assistant in both obstetric and gynecologic surgery. Kristen is a PLU alum and is thrilled that her professional journey has brought her back to PLU, now as a faculty member. Her courses focus on the importance of nursing theory and research as essential components to influencing nursing practice, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes through the promotion of evidence-based, competent nursing care. In addition to teaching at PLU, Kristen is also an instructor through the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and teaches fetal monitoring courses to nurses and obstetric providers.