MARGARET R ALLEN
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Wyoming
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program, University of California, San Francisco. Project: "Decision-Making for Childbearing in the Career-Oriented Primigravida"
  • Post-Masters Certificate, Nurse-Midwifery, University of Utah College of Nursing

Biography

Peggy, a California native, is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of Utah graduate Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse-Practitioner programs.  Peggy began her nursing career by working for the National Health Service Corps/ Indian Health Service after graduation with a baccalaureate degree from the University of Wyoming in 1980. In 1986, she obtained a master's degree and certification as a women's health nurse practitioner from the University of California, San Francisco. Peggy worked for many years as a women's health nurse practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area and then in Salt Lake City after moving to Utah with her family in 1990. She obtained a post-master's certificate in nurse-midwifery in 1997 from the University of Utah.  She has since worked as a full-scope nurse-midwife, first in Utah County and then with BirthCare HealthCare since joining the practice in 1999.   Peggy more recently assumed the position of APRN practice care manager, helping to coordinate and follow up more complex needs of BirthCare HealthCare patients. Although no longer seeing patients in clinic, she remains on call on a limited basis for the practice.

Peggy believes in providing individualized, high quality, compassionate care to women and encourages women to play an active role in maintaining their own health.  On a personal note, Peggy is married, has 3 young adult children, and 2 dogs.  Her time away from work is usually spent with her family, friends, & pets.

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing, Graduate Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
  • 2009 Mary Ann Shah New Author Award, Elsevier/Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
  • Publication: (July/Aug 2008). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Implications for Women and Their Health Care Providers During the Childbearing Years. J.Midwifery Women's Health, 53(4), 289-301
  • 2009 College of Nursing, "Honors for Those Who Dare to Care" award
  • 2007 Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Utah College of Nursing
  • 2005 Service Award, University of Utah College of Nursing