Women's Health and Midwifery

  1. Hello there,

    I joined this forum because I have had a burning question about the path to becoming a midwife. I am currently a nursing student. I will have my BA next May. After that I plan on working in L&D for a year, doing travel nursing for a while, then applying for grad school. I am not sure how to go about being a nurse practitioner midwife. Or if that is even the proper title? Someone told me that I would have to become a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and specialize in midwifery. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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  3. by   queenanneslace
    You might get more information looking through the boards for certified nurse-midwives: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)

    Also the American College of Nurse-Midwives is another place to look: American College of Nurse-Midwives

    Kind of a complicated question - Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is the credential. And they may be licensed as advanced practice nurses or as nurse practitioners or as midwives... depends on the state. Just a technicality there.

    You don't have to become a women's health nurse practitioner to become a nurse-midwife. There's quite a bit of overlap (as I understand it) in the training of the two specialties.

    I like the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health - Wiley Online Library
    I've been a subscriber for years - great way to learn more about the profession.
  4. by   LisaSN
    Thanks for your help
  5. by   MsAlba
    Thank you, too! I came here looking for the same answer