Lauren Nervi graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts and entered the workforce in the business world. Soon after, she realized her dream was to make a difference in people’s lives in the healthcare field, so she decided to return to school to become a nurse. Nervi earned her second bachelor’s degree from an accelerated nursing baccalaureate program at Pace University in New York City and soon after, began working as a registered nurse in a local hospital. While working full-time at RMANJ, Nervi attended Rutgers University, previously University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, and earned her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Lauren is very proud to be the first advanced practice provider at RMANJ. Nervi is a board certified family nurse practitioner and registered nurse. She is a current member of The National Association of Nurse Practitioner’s in Women’s Health (NPWH), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM).
Eleanor Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. She received her BS in Nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing–New Brunswick, and her MS as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University College of Nursing–Newark. She received her PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development from New York University College of Nursing. Her overarching area of inquiry focuses fertility questions including the multidimensional psychological stress women who have conceived pregnancies via in-vitro fertilization experience, the adaptive behaviors of men with male-factor infertility, and men’s involvement in family planning health structures. Dr. Stevenson is currently the Chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine–Nurse Professional Group, the largest professional organization for fertility nurses in the U.S. She is also currently a University Scholar at RTI, International, where she is working with the USAID-funded ReachHealth team in the Philippines which focuses on strengthening family planning throughout the country. Dr. Stevenson’s clinical career has focused on the spectrum of women’s health care including high-risk labor and delivery, mother-baby, antepartum, family planning, and infertility services. At Duke University, she teaches in the DNP, MSN, and ABSN programs. Dr. Stevenson has also applied her clinical expertise in research and development of women’s health and infertility medications. She enjoys sharing her passion for this patient population with students by mentoring baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral students who focus their inquiry and practice on fertility issues to advance science and clinical care.