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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Length of Training/Requirements
Completion of registered nurse training is a prerequisite for entering a master’s level nurse-midwife program. The master’s program requires 16 to 24 months of study, and some require an additional year of clinical experience. The basic curriculum for accredited American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) programs consists of theory and clinical experience based on core competencies developed by the College. The core competencies are the fundamental knowledge, skill, and behaviors that enable a new graduate to practice midwifery in the United States. Courses include well woman gynecology, family planning, pre- and post-partum management, newborn care, professional issues, pharmacology, and health assessment.

Licensure/Certification

Applicants for Texas state certification must have an active RN license. To become a Certified Nurse-Midwife, you must complete a nurse-midwifery program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives/ Division of Accreditation and pass the certifying exam within 12 months of completing the program.

Salary
According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives, CNMs salaries vary widely based on geographic region, responsibility and experience level. A number of variables can affect salaries for CNMs and Certifed Midwives including: type of practice setting (private practice, hospital, birth center, home birth, health clinic), geographic part of the country, type of location (urban or rural), benefits packages offered with salary, hours worked per week, and type of care provided (full-scope of women’s health services, prenatal care, gynecologic care, etc.).

Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Baylor University Waco D
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Lubbock Lubbock M
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The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston M
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate