Ludrena C. Rodriguez, DNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Dr. Ludrena Rodriguez is an Army Nurse Corps veteran who specialized in maternal child health nursing in various capacities (bedside care, clinical nurse specialist, and management) during her 22 years of service. She is currently a women’s health nurse practitioner at the Fayetteville VA Health Care System in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a faculty member at Grand Canyon University for the associate to bachelor’s degree nursing students. She volunteers as an instructor trainer for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses external fetal heart monitoring program. She is passionate about closing the gap in women’s healthcare by improving access to care. Dr. Rodriguez was instrumental in developing and implementing the Army’s first same-day walk-in contraception clinic for military members and dependents. Additionally, she streamlined the postpartum hemorrhage response process and coauthored a project addressing the prevention of nosocomial infections after cesarean deliveries.