CAREER

Nurse Midwives

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$111,130

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+11.6% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree

Career

What Nurse Midwives Do

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

Other Job Titles Nurse Midwives May Have

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Nurse Midwife, Staff Certified Nurse Midwife, Staff Nurse Midwife

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
  • Provide patients with direct family planning services, such as inserting intrauterine devices, dispensing oral contraceptives, and fitting cervical barriers, including cervical caps or diaphragms.
  • Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
  • Prescribe medications as permitted by state regulations.

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