A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a primary health care provider for women throughout their continual life stages from pre-menarche throughout post-menopause. The care that a CNM provides for women includes health promotion and disease prevention; health education and counseling; contraceptive management; gynecological care, pre-conception care, prenatal care, monitoring of labor and guidance of the birth of a baby into the world; and care of the infant and mother after birth. The CNM is the expert regarding normal women’s health.

Nurse midwives provide a wide range of health care services in a collaboration with the women they serve. Individuals drawn to this specialty are confident, have excellent communication skills, and are passionate about holistic health care that minimizes technical interventions, recognizing not only physical, but psychosocial and spiritual needs of women. Nurse Midwives currently practice in hospitals, private offices and health care clinics throughout the 50 states and globally.

Graduates of the MSN program’s Midwifery specialty are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board, Inc. (AMCB, Inc.) certification exam. Please click here to view Nurse-Midwifery student representation on committees and faculty/student scholarly work.

Program Statistics:
3-Year AMCB Certification First-Time Pass rates:
2015- 91.3%
2014- 85.7%
2013- 80.0%

2015 AMCB Certification Pass Rate for both first-time and repeat takers:

2014 Graduate Data:
Of those who began nurse midwifery specialty courses- 96.6% retention rate
Of those who matriculated into NM program- 86.2% retention rate

The midwifery program at the University of Cincinnati is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). For more information, please visit

Nurse-Midwifery Careers

There are a wide range of career opportunities available in Nurse-Midwifery. And being certified as a Midwife includes a likely increase in salary.

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Nurse-Midwifery Responsibilities

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Nurse-Midwifery Curriculum

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Nurse-Midwifery Volunteer Clinical Faculty

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Statement of Philosophy, Mission & Objectives

Learn more about the UC College of Nursing’s MSN in Nurse-Midwifery program goals.

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