Lucia Jenkusky

Lucia Jenkusky
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Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
Director, Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Specialty Tracks
321 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Lucia Jenkusky joined the College of Nursing in 2012. She teaches in the Midwifery and Women's Health graduate program.



Lucia Jenkusky earned her BSN from The Ohio State University and her MS in Midwifery from State University of New York at Stony Brook.


Clinical Interests

Adolescent Pregnancy Care & Pregnancy Prevention, Centering Pregnancy, Infant Mortality Reduction


Clinical Practice

Lucia has 15 years of midwifery experience. She was the co-founder and owner of Birth and Beyond Midwifery Practice in Oneonta, NY before returning to Ohio. 

 Lucia was the first midwife at Nationwide Children's Hospital and facilitated the first Centering Pregnancy group in the Teen and Pregnant Program.  She is the Director of Midwifery Services and practicing Certified Nurse Midwife at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the Teen and Pregnant Program. 


Professional Service/Membership

Lucia is a member of The American College of Nurse-Midwives and serves as the Secretary of the Southern Ohio Chapter of The American College of Nurse Midwives.  She is also a member of the Council for Ohio Health Care Advocacy.


Volunteer Service

Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Human Trafficking Hotline Volunteer, Olentangy Friends of Football Fundraising Committee

Professional Society Memberships


August 05, 2020

The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.

July 20, 2020

The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.