Certified Nurse Midwives are in demand because they care for patients women holistically and fill an increasing demand for out-of-hospital birth scenarios.
Average annual salary
Earn more by having advanced skills and responsibilities.
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
You’ll work with women who have relatively low-risk pregnancies, guiding them on their exciting journey from prenatal visits to labor, delivery, and postpartum counseling.
What you’ll do
You’ll confirm the pregnancy, monitor fetal development and test for congenital diseases.
You’ll teach patients about family planning and contraception.
You’ll assist and make sure everything goes smoothly as you deliver the baby.
You’ll help mothers after the birth with everything from breastfeeding to newborn care.
You’ll perform health screenings, educate women on sexual behaviors and menopause, and treat gynecological disorders.
Where you’ll work
- Outpatient facilities
- Patients’ homes
How to become a Certified Nurse Midwife
Get Certified in Nursing Midwifery through the American Midwifery Certification Board.
You’re ready to work as a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Join an Organization
Become a member of a Certified Nurse Midwife organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.