Meet Us Mondays: Welcome Tina Rush and Buffie Severns, Oakland Macomb’s Newest Certified Nurse Midwives!
Tina Rush, M.S.N, C.N.M
Tina is an Indiana native who moved to Michigan to pursue her career after graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2000. In 2007, she graduated from the University of Michigan Nurse Midwifery program and also obtained a Post Master’s certificate as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Tina provides compassionate and evidence based care to women throughout the lifespan. Her professional areas of interest include bedside labor support, breastfeeding advocacy and assistance, contraceptive counseling, and patient education/advocacy.
Tina enjoys spending her free time with her two awesome boys, family and friends. Tina loves spending time outdoors with her sons playing ball, going for walks and fishing. She is also an avid reader and loves to travel.
Buffie Severns, M.S.N, C.N.M
Buffie started her nursing career in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. She then went on to earn her ADN from San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas; BSN from Regis University in Denver, Colorado; and her MSN-CNM from Wayne State University. She has traveled extensively, following her husband’s military career and was blessed to work in many different areas of nursing such as, pediatrics, labor and delivery, postpartum, and outpatient women’s health. Buffie was a certified childbirth educator and instructed classes in Kansas, West Virginia, and South Korea. She is also a certified physical fitness instructor-trainer for the U.S. Army Pregnancy Physical Training Program.
We are thrilled to welcome Tina and Buffie to the Oakland Macomb family!