Darcy J. Hostetter-Lewis
California State University
Darcy Hostetter-Lewis received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Chico in 2001. She obtained employment as a newly graduated nurse in the specialty of obstetrical care and she remained working in labor and delivery for 9 years. Upon receiving her Master of Science in Nursing degree as a perinatal educator from Saint Louis University in 2009, she found a passion for diabetes education and she began working in an outpatient program which enabled her to provide diabetes care and prenatal education as well as breastfeeding education and support for underserved pregnant and post partum women. She was recruited by a national education center and has travelled extensively throughout the United States, providing education to health care providers as to the provision of evidence based care for women with gestational diabetes. In 2011 she was drafted to the position of Manager of Education and Training at the hospital where she was employed, and she remained at that position for two years, developing a wide range of evidence based education and training for all hospital employees. She began teaching in 2006, and in addition to maintaining her personal nursing practice she has taught continuously for California State University, Chico for the past 10 years. Darcy left her management position in 2013 and returned to the clinical setting in order to pursue her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through the University of Hawaii at Manoa, She successfully completed her doctorate in 2015, following ground breaking on her doctorate project, the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic (KCMC) in Ozu Abam, Nigeria. Today Darcy resides in Northern California where she continues teach as well as to work in the acute care setting, both as a house supervior and as a nurse in the emergency department.