A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is an advance practice nurse who has specialized training in nursing and midwifery. The primary focus for a nurse midwife is to advise women throughout pregnancy, assist in the delivery of the child, and provide continuing medical care to the woman and infant after delivery. They may also care for women throughout their life span, from puberty to menopause. Nurse midwives often work closely with an obstetrician and gynecologist to provide support and consultation to patients.
Nurse midwives are typically women looking to help other women with a wide range of medical issues and treatments. Because of the nature of practice with midwifery, people drawn to this specialty are assertive, compassionate, and like to form meaningful relationships that last with their patients. Nurse Midwives currently practice in hospitals and medical clinics in all 50 states and elsewhere across the world.
Graduates of the MSN program’s Midwifery specialty are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board, Inc. (AMCB, Inc.) certification exam.
There are a wide range of career opportunities available in Nurse-Midwifery. And being certified as a Midwife includes a likely increase in salary.Learn More >
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