As a Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Tara Cardinal, CNM, ARNP, has practiced clinically providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health, including limited maternity care, as well as in a trainer capacity with Training, Education and Advocacy in Miscarriage Management (TEAMM) since earning her Master in Nursing degree from the Nurse Midwifery Education Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. In establishing her own practice with Radiance Women's Wellness, she wanted to enhance the quality care she provides by ensuring continuity of care as a solo provider and increasing the amount of time she can spend in visits with you - ultimately building stronger relationships and being more accessible than in a standard practice environment. She started seeing clients at her current location in the fall of 2014 where she provides compassionate and personalized care that aligns with current standards and evidence in women's health. She acknowledges the context of your life experiences and understanding and works to develop care plans in partnership with you!
Her journey as a doula formally began in 2003 and concluded after serving 2 years as the coordinator for the University of Washington Medical Center Doula Care Program. Also during this time, and prior to her degree in advanced practice nursing, she earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington and a dual degree, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, from The Evergreen State College. She has studied maternal, sexual and reproductive health in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, the Netherlands and here in the United States.