Jennifer Guay, DNP, CNM

RN to BS Program Coordinator; Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer Guay.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
221 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3882

I want to educate students to provide outstanding care to patients of all ages. I believe through collaboration and teamwork, we will make a difference in our patients’ lives.

Jennifer Guay is the RN to BS program coordinator and a clinical associate professor at the School of Nursing. She is also a certified midwife practicing at Kaleida Health.

Guay's expertise lies in midwifery and neonatal care. Her areas of research include preventing teenage pregnancy and improving the health of mothers and babies. She also is a research advocate for interprofessioal education, including simulation, and innovative education enhancements in the classroom, clinicals, online and in global settings.

Guay is committed to global health and providing care for the underserved. She traveled with HELPS International for a medical mission in Guatemala, where she taught lay midwives how to manage birth and postpartum complications and to administer neonatal CPR. She also provided care for women across the lifespan while incorporating local traditions and culture into their health care and teachings.

Guay has presented her research findings both nationally and internationally. She has presented at the International Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland, concerning global nursing. Guay has also presented her research findings on nursing students' use and involvement with technology during baccalaureate programs in Cancun, Mexico, and Madrid, Spain.


  • DNP, Vanderbilt University
  • MS, Nurse Midwifery, Stoney Brook University (SUNY)
  • BS, Nursing, The Ohio State University

Areas of Research

  • Interprofessional education including simulation
  • Preventing teenage pregnancy
  • Improving health of mothers and babies
  • Innovation in education including the classroom, clinicals, online and global settings

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NBC 353 Clinical Reasoning and Judgment
  • NSG 374 Nursing Care of Women and Children
  • NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum
  • NBC 476 Transitioning to Practice
  • NFN 560 Care of the Young Family

Recent Publications

Guay, J., Carvi, D., Raines, D. A., & Luce, W. A. (2018). Care of the neonate on nasal continuous positive airway pressure: A bedside guide. Neonatal Network, 37(1), 24-32. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.37.1.24

Guay, J., Erdley, W. S., Raines, D., & Castner, J. (2016). Readiness for interprofessional learning after participation in an obstetric simulation. Teaching & Learning in Nursing, 11(4), 194-198. doi:10.1016/j.teln.2016.06.004

Castner, J., Grinslade. S., Guay, J., Hettinger, A. Z.,  Seo, J.,  & Boris, L. (2013). Registered nurse scope of practice and ED complaint-specific protocols. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(5), 467-473.

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Scholarship Award, UB School of Nursing, 2016

Professional Activities

  • Accreditor (academic and practice), The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Board Member, Gamma Kappa Chapter, Simga Theta Tau
  • Member, American College of Nurse-Midwives



Principal Investigator (PI: Melinda Haas; Co-I: Jennifer Livingston)
Barriers to Contraceptive Counseling in Pediatric Primary Care Practices in the Buffalo Metropolitan Area
Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Health Nursing Endowment 


January - December 2015
Co-Investigator (PI: Deborah Raines)
Noelle or Mama Natalie: Does Type of Simulator Impact Confidence, Satisfaction and Performance in Simulated Learning Environments?
Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Health Nursing Endowment Fund