Certified Nurse Midwife
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General Information


Completion of a Post-Graduate certificate midwifery program, or a Master’s in Nursing Degree midwifery program or another appropriate Master’s degree program; national certification, continuing education, and recertification required.

What they do

Provide well-woman and gynecological care for women of all ages (including family planning, infertility, preconception, menopause, and treatment of common health problems), obstetrical care including prenatal, postpartum, intrapartum, and newborn care. Certified Nurse Midwives attend births in hospitals, out of hospital birth centers, and at home. Certified Nurse Midwives have prescriptive authority in North Carolina.

Employment options

May be salaried or self-employed. Certified Nurse Midwife services are reimbursable by insurance.

Who regulates

Midwifery Joint Committee


ARTICLE 10A - Practice of Midwifery

Application Processes

Last Changed 28-Dec-2022

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