Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified nurse midwives help usher new life into the world. They coach patients through the birthing process and deliver babies safely and naturally. CNMs are healers, leaders and educators that curate a nurturing environment as babies are born but also aren’t afraid to take charge in shifting situations. They need to be knowledgeable and level-headed under pressure so their patients feel comfortable and safe.
CNMs provide holistic treatment and emotional support for mothers during and after pregnancy, and may assist in surgery during C-section births. They also provide gynecological exams, family planning services, and prenatal care, as well as educate patients on wellness, nutrition and disease prevention.
These advanced nurse practitioners are RNs (registered nurses) who must earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, certification through the American Midwifery Certification Board, and hands-on clinical experience to practice. Jobs for this role are expected to grow 26% by 2028.