Donna Marie Cruz, MSN, CNM

Donna Marie Cruz, MSN, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Donna Cruz(she/her), MSN, CNM, is a certified nurse midwife with Lifespan Physician Group, Obstetrics and Gynecology

She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Rhode Island College and a master’s degree in nurse midwifery at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY.

Before joining Lifespan, Cruz worked at Women & Infants Hospital as a registered nurse in the antenatal care, postpartum, emergency, and labor and delivery units. She was previously a registered nurse at The Miriam Hospital in the cardiovascular care unit.

Cruz is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and a two-time recipient of a clinical mentor award at The Miriam Hospital. 

Her areas of interest include supporting physiologic birth, postpartum recovery and transition, and breastfeeding support.

Cruz lives in East Providence with her husband and their three young children. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time outside, traveling with her family, and getting lost in a good book.



West River Center, 148 West River Street
West River Center (directions)
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904


  • Graduate Degree:  Frontier Nursing University
  • Undergraduate Degree:  Rhode Island College