Nursing
Certified Nurse Midwife

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Salary: $55,000 - $80,000
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Hourly: $33.37 - $44.06
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Outlook: 1 Stars
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Length of Training: 6+ years
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A Certifed Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse with advanced education and clinical training, usually at the master’s level in midwifery. A certified nurse-midwife’s focus is on the women’s wellness and consumer choice. Safe, sensitive, confidential personal care is the hallmark of the CNMs unique attention to the special primary care and reproductive needs of women. CNMs are often the initial contact for providing healthcare to women. The care provided by CNMs encompasses all of the essential factors of primary healthcare, such as evaluation, assessment, treatment and referral when required. There are a variety of career options from which a CNM might choose.

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Certified nurse-midwives practice in hospitals, birth centers, private practice, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), clinics, universities, homes, group physician practices and group CNM practices.