Cara Busenhart, Ph.D., CNM, APRN

Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery Education
Ph.D., University of Kansas
MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Certificate, Nurse-Midwifery, Bi-State Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
BSN, Truman State University


Cara A. Busenhart, RN,CNM, MSN, joined the KU School of Nursing faculty in February 2009 as a clinical instructor. In May 2009, she was named director of the Bi-State Nurse-Midwifery Education program at KU. Prior to her position with KU, Busenhart was a clinical instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also has worked as a certified nurse-midwife and an obstetrics/gynecology registered nurse.

Busenhart is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Sigma Theta Tau International and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. She is Chair of the Kansas Affiliate of ACNM. Busenhart also sits on the planning committee for Women's Health Care Symposium and Title X Family Planning Clinical Conference.


  • Certified Nurse-Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Heart Association/American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Childbirth Educator, Academy of Certified Birth Educators
Last modified: Feb 04, 2015


Cara Busenhart, Ph.D., CNM, APRN
Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery Education

P: (913) 588-3354