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The Role of a Certified Nurse-Midwife

THE ROLE OF A OHCERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIFE Certified nurse-midwives (CNMS) play an essential role in women's healthcare, serving women from adolescence onward, through pregnancy and childbirth, and beyond menopause. Discover the challenges and rewards of a career as a CNM today! WHAT DOES A CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIFE DO? : A CNM HAS ADVANCED TRAINING IN WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES, CONDUCTING PHYSICAL with particular focus on EXAMINATIONS primary and maternity care services. CNMS may provide a wide variety of care, including: PERFORMING DIAGNOSTIC TESTS Delivering babies and providing Monitoring fetal development PRESCRIBING and attending to pregnancy- PHARMACEUTICALS related issues (VARIES BY STATE) Managing preventative and acute and chronic COUNSELING illnesses of women through all ages and AND EDUCATING stage of her life." PATIENTS WHERE DO CNMS WORK? CNMS MAY PROVIDE OF ALL CNM-ATTENDED occurred CARE OR DELIVER 95.7% BIRTHS IN 2010: in hospitals BABIES IN MULTIPLE SETTINGS: H Hospitals occurred at 2.2% birth centers Academic institutions Private practice clinics Birth centers occurred in 2% private houses Homes THE CNM ADVANTAGE: POSITIVE RESULTS EMPLOYMENT In 2010, CNMS and certified midwives attended PROSPECTS 310,192 Registered nurses (RNs) have the largest projected employment growth in the births in the U.S. = 10,000 next decade Jobs for RNs are expected to increase by between 2010 26% and 2020 7.8% CNMS report an $114,152 That's of all births! per average salary of year IN THE PAST DECADE 15K 30K 45K 60K 75K 90K 105K 120K CNM-attended vaginal 20.8% births have increased by REPORTED ADVANTAGES OF CNM-ATTENDED BIRTHS INCLUDE: Individualized care THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HAS EARMARKED $31 MILLION Higher incidence of full-term birth TO INCREASE ENROLLMENT IN CNM Low Caesarean section rates AND NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAMS BECOMING A CERTIFIED NURSE 1 EARN A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) DEGREE (3-4 Years) COMPLETE A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN) OR DOCTORATE OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP) DEGREE (2-4 Years) PASS THE NCLEX EXAMINATION TO BECOME A REGISTERED NURSE (1-2 Years of Experience) 4 PASS THE AMERICAN MIDWIFERY CERTIFICATION - BOARD (AMCB) EXAMINATION Most CNMS will pursue 6-8 years of post-secondary training before earning their certification. MAINTAINING YOUR CERTIFICATION TO REMAIN IN GOOD STANDING, CNMS MUST CONTINUALLY UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF NURSE-MIDWIFERY THROUGH COURSEWORK AND HANDS-ON TRAINING. 88888 5 YEARS THE ACMB NURSE MIDWIFE CERTIFICATION IS VALID FOR TO RENEW CERTIFICATION, CNMS MAY CHOOSE 1 OF 2 OPTIONS Retake the ACMB Certification exam and complete 20 Continuing. Education Units (CEUS) Complete 3 Certificate Maintenance Modules and 20 CEUS WOULD YOU THRIVE AS A CNM? SUCCESSFUL CNMS DEMONSTRATE MANY OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS: Dedication to service Lifelong learning Social perceptiveness Complex problem-solving and decision:making Self-assessment Critical thinking EXCITED ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF A SPECIALIZED CAREER IN NURSING? VISIT: FOR MORE INFORMATION oN LAUNCHING YOUR FUTURE IN MATERNAL/CHILD HEALTH. SOURCES: FINAL.pdf

The Role of a Certified Nurse-Midwife

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Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) play an essential role in women's healthcare, serving women from adolescence onward, through pregnancy and childbirth, and beyond menopause.


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