Can Australian midwives work in the US? | allnurses

Can Australian midwives work in the US?

  1. 0 Hi,
    I live in Australia & hoping to move to America sometime in the future. I have a bachelor of nursing plus a post grad diploma in midwifery (here in Australia only midwives work in antenatal/l&d/postnatal). As a midwife here we take care of all low risk women including delivering babies. My question is, how hard would it be to become certified as a CNM if I was educated overseas? I know I could work as a L&D nurse but i could imagine I would get a frustrated a little at the doctors. Has any Australian midwife successfully became a CNM over there?

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    Sezza83 has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OR and Midwifery'. From 'Australia'; Joined Jun '12; Posts: 63; Likes: 49.

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    I can't really answer your question, although I went to Frontier School of Midwifery and one of my classmates had been trained as a midwife in Germany, and worked in the U. S. as a labor nurse, but had to get her Master's degree in the U.S. to be able to work as a CNM here. I would contact a U. S. midwifery school, such as Frontier, and ask that question. They are up on all the U.S. requirements and are experienced with international students. Best wishes!

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