Touch of Osun (pronounced oshun), was founded by Angelina Ruffin, Certified Nurse Midwife. Offering a memorable prenatal care, birth experience, and family care in the home environment.
Angelina has lived in multiple cities such as Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and Detroit. She entered into healthcare in 1995 as a patient care technician and held various jobs as medical assistant, phlebotomist, medical assistant instructor, community educator for Planned Parenthood. It was then she decided that she needed more and returned to school to receive an associate degree in nursing in 2007. Immediately, she worked in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Through her time there, she still desired more. She would say, “I want to try to help stop the train before it crashes.”
This lead her to Emory University in 2010, where she pursued a Masters of Science degree in Nursing specializing in Nurse-Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner. She decided that she wanted to be able to treat the family, not just one aspect of the family. She believes in a community health and well-being. During this time, she served as a representative for the Emory Graduate Nursing Counsel. She was a voice for graduate nursing students and helped plan extracurricular service learning for students. She’s participated in the Lillian Carter Center global health initiative in Eleuthera, Bahamas wear she participated in education and health screens. Locally, she continues to work with homeless women and children in Atlanta.
Angelina has worked as a labor and delivery nurse at various hospitals in Atlanta and California. She has experience working with unmedicated births, waterbirths, medicated births, and cesarean births. She also believes in the effectiveness of doulas. She’s inspired to empower women in pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting. She is also a family nurse practitioner which believes that the family is a unit of health, not just one aspect of an individual as well as pursuing her doctorate degree at Emory University.