Certified Nurse Midwife

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6 years
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Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM’s) are a specialized type of Advance Practice Registered Nurses, who provide a higher level of care, for women throughout their lives, but most commonly during childbirth.

As an Advanced Practice Nurse, CNM’s can prescribe medication, provide medical care for relatively healthy women, and provide some labor and delivery care for low-risk births.

To become a Certified Nurse Midwife, you must have earn a bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and complete the master’s degree program to become an advanced practice nurse.