Difference between midwife and whnp

  1. I am interested in becoming a whnp, but what is the difference between a midwife and a whnp.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Simple difference...CNM can do delivers and NP can't.
  4. by   klone
    Yep, CNMs catch babies. WHNP deal with women's health, can do prenatal care but not the delivery, and primarily gyn.
  5. by   morte
    A midwife is NOT necessarily a nurse....
  6. by   elkpark
    Catching babies.
  7. by   klone
    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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