Rushea [Ro-shay] Dawes-Moore is a 2018 graduate from the State University of New York Downstate’s Nurse Midwifery Program. Prior to joining the Midwives of New Jersey, Rushea worked as a Registered Nurse for a total of ten years, eight of those ten years were dedicated to women’s health in the capacity of a Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Nurse. Her Nursing career started as a Medical Surgical Nurse and it was on this unit, where she spent two years, that she believes Women’s Health/Midwifery found her. This occurred through her encounter with a postpartum patient that developed post-operative complications and required care on her assigned med-surg unit.
Rushea has been married to Mihkail for eleven years and is a mother to two girls, Rhea and Rhaina. She has recently relocated to New Jersey from New York, prior to growing up in Miami, Florida. She obtained her first Bachelor’s in Arts Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and pursued her undergraduate degree in Nursing in Garden City, New York at Adelphi University. Her nursing education cemented her love of humanity and desire to provide compassionate care during a person’s most vulnerable moments.
Rushea believes that it is the fortitude of her maternal and paternal grandmothers, who birthed their respective eleven and twelve children at home, as well as her Afro-Caribbean cultural background that guides her on the path to provide exceptional care to women. She adamantly believes that informed decision making must be returned to women, without the implicit biases of their providers and that they must be trusted to make the best choices for themselves and loved ones regarding their health and family rearing. It is Rushea’s aspiration that all women she encounters, especially those of color, know that they are heard and believed and that it is truly an honor for them to share the most intimate and sacred part of themselves with her. Rushea’s goal is to provide respectful, safe and effective care to all women.