Difference between midwife and whnp

  1. 0 I am interested in becoming a whnp, but what is the difference between a midwife and a whnp.
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  4. Visit  IrishIzRN profile page
    Simple difference...CNM can do delivers and NP can't.
  5. Visit  klone profile page
    Yep, CNMs catch babies. WHNP deal with women's health, can do prenatal care but not the delivery, and primarily gyn.
  6. Visit  morte profile page
    A midwife is NOT necessarily a nurse....
  7. Visit  elkpark profile page
    Catching babies.
  8. Visit  klone profile page
    Quote from morte
    A midwife is NOT necessarily a nurse....
    True, I was inferring that she was referring to a certified nurse-midwife, when it's possible she was not. There are also CPMs and DEMs, which don't require a nursing degree.

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