Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Education
Certified Nurse Midwives
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide a full range of
primary health care services to women, including gynecology checkups, family
planning services, preconception care, prenatal and postpartum care, and, of
course, delivering babies.
A certified nurse-midwife is a health care provider who has been trained in
both nursing and midwifery and is certified by a national organization called
the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). In order to be certified, a
CNM must be formally educated in midwifery at an accredited program affiliated
with an institution of higher learning, demonstrate clinical competence, and
pass a rigorous national certifying exam. CNMs are licensed to practice in
all 50 states and the District of Colombia.