What it Takes to Be a Nurse-Midwife
Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are advanced practice nurses with specialized education and training in both nursing and midwifery. Nurse-midwives provide counseling and care during preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period–primarily for women whose pregnancy is not considered to be high risk. They are trained in the latest scientific procedures to assist in normal deliveries. Certified Nurse-Midwives may work closely with an OB/GYN, but they are also able to prescribe some medications, treatments, and therapeutic measures. Often, the Nurse-Midwife will also provide care for the newborn and sometimes even for the male partner. Many people mistakenly think that midwives do nothing but assist with births, but this is only a fraction of the overall job.
$65,000 - $110,000
Annual Salary Range
BSN, MSN or Post-Master's certificate
Certified Professional Midwife (CPN), Certified Midwife