Are you a fit?

Certified Nurse Midwives deal with sensitive work; there are many qualities and skills that can help them be successful in their role. Some of these skills include: critical thinking, communication, empathy, ability to stay calm under pressure, quick thinking, strong decision making, ability to create good relationships with patients, etc.


A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a health professional who provides care and practices in a variety of settings. The care they provide is focused on gynecological services, reproductive health, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and peri-post menopause care. CNMs work as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), so they are able to prescribe medication and take on a few more responsibilities compared to RNs.

Certified midwives have many specific responsibilities as part of their work, including:

  • Primary care for expecting mothers and women
  • Diagnosing and treating patients
  • Providing referrals to specialists
  • Collaborative work with physicians
  • STD testing and treatment on expecting parents
  • Education for new parents
  • Guiding labor and delivery
  • Care for newborns
  • Assisting during cesarean sections
  • Emotional support for expecting mothers
  • Prenatal examinations
  • Postnatal examinations
  • Prescribing medicine to patients
  • Overall health evaluation

A CNM has many responsibilities and they are a crucial part of the health care process. They are qualified to be the main and only provider in labor and delivery situations, and are a great asset to any hospital or birth-center.


Pay Ranges

Base Hourly: $53 per hour
Annual: $110000 – $140000

Education & Experience

Est. Education Duration: 8 years
Entry level opportunity

Educational Opportunities