CNM vs CM? - page 2

by Devie06

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There is this school to teach Midwifery, the link is My question is, would a school like that be worth it? Or is it better to go for Nurse Midwifery? Is the job market better for CNMs over CMs? I do live in New Mexico, which is... Read More


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    In some ways it is not. There is knowledge to be learned and clinical skills to be learned. But, most CPMs do not do typical school. Even the CPM schools are different from traditional schooling. Is it as rigorous as getting a BSN and a MSN? Of course not. Apgar10 likes her nurses training. I did not. I saw most of it as not necessary for much of midwifery practice. But, I did learn new things. CNMs do have a larger scope of practice than any CPM/LM. They do need a better foundation in some areas that a CPM does not need. A CPM will never prescribe medications. She is also not supposed to do anything complicated.

    Anyway, the training of a CPM and a CNM is different. One problem I am seeing out there now is that some are moving through the training really fast and I do not think that is wise. But that is another discussion for another day.
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    Quote from LynnetteCPM
    Apgar10 likes her nurses training. I did not.
    Correction, I my nursing school training.
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    Quote from LynnetteCPM
    It is just so hard to get all of those letters clear. Non nurse midwives in NM are known as LM. If they license the CM (those that take the same test as ACNM) then that will need to be investigated further. Again, the school posted is for gaining the CPM and then becoming licensed as non nurse midwife in whatever state the student lives in. In Colorado we are called RM for registered midwife. In most other states they use the LM designation. Of course other states do not license for non nurse midwifery at all. It is important to consider carefully any education path and be sure that it is getting you what you want.
    Wisconsin does License non-nurse midwives; CPM, LM


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