A Certified Nurse Midwife works with women who have relatively low-risk pregnancies—from prenatal visits through labor and delivery. They can provide care after the pregnancy, too, counseling new mothers. Some Certified Nurse Midwives work alongside gynecologists to help women throughout their reproductive lives, from puberty to menopause.
Things You'll Do:
- Deliver babies
- Give prenatal and postpartum care
- Assist gynecologists and obstetricians
Your job characteristics:
Get YourNursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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Work for a minimum of two to four years in a midwife-related field
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Get YourCertification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives Certification Council (ACNM) or similar organizations
Become aCertified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
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- Outpatient Facilities
- Patients’ homes
What Else You
- 22% more jobs for registered nurses from 2008-2018
- You’ll be giving routine check-ups during your patients’ pregnancies, and helping new mothers care for their newborns.