Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) are RNs with advanced training in midwifery that allows them to care for healthy expectant mothers and to provide a range of clinical services for women. They examine women during pregnancy, manage labor, deliver infants, and, after delivery, care for the newborn and mother. Other duties include preventive health care, counseling, prescribing medication (most states), conducting clinical research, and teaching. All 50 states have recognized nurse midwifery as a legal profession.
Where to Get Education
Training as an RN and typically requires a Bachelor's and certificate or Master's degree before being eligible to take a national certifying exam