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American College of Nurse-Midwives


American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910


The American College of Nurse-Midwives is a clearinghouse for students wanting a certificate as nurse-midwives and certified midwives. The American College of Nurse-Midwives is located in Silver Spring, Maryland and dates back to 1929, making it one of the oldest women's healthcare organizations in the United States. The college was incorporated in 1955, due to the outgrowth in the 1940s by the National Organization of Public Health Nurses to establish a section for nurse-midwives. A few years later, the National Organization of Public Health Nurses was absorbed into two other entities and the American College of Nurse-Midwives was created by the Maternal and Child Health--National League for Nursing Interdivisional Council. The Students at the American College of Nurse-Midwives accredits schools and colleges offering midwife programs throughout the United States and sets the rules by which midwives are governed.

Midwives are not just considered as being there to assist in delivering babies. They are considered the primary healthcare providers to women throughout their lives. They provide care and counseling to women, children and their families.

Students who wish to study through American College of Nurse-Midwives may do so on approved campus sites located throughout the United States, or through an approved distance learning program. Students have several study options, which include: an Associate degree (or diploma) in register nursing, to the CNM option; Bachelor's Degree to RN or CNM option; Master's degree completion option or the certificate option. In March 2006, the American College of Nurse-Midwives developed a policy requiring that a Master's degree be required for those entering the practice beginning in 2010.

The American College of Nurse-Midwives also provides continuing education in topic areas such as: abortion services; administration of midwifery practices; billing and coding for midwifery services; birth centers; career development; services for men; data collection; disaster preparedness; professional liability; postpartum depression; pharmacology; flu preparedness; immunizations; HPV; water assisted birth and women and smoking.

Quick Facts:

  • The Students at the American College of Nurse-Midwives is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency for nurse-midwifery education programs and direct entry midwifery education programs for the non-nurse.

  • The Department of Global Outreach at the American College of Nurse-Midwives has implanted programs in more than 30 developing countries, assisting women and families with newborn health, family planning and other women's health topics.

  • The American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation assists with sponsorship studies and research; granting scholarships; publishing research and studies; sponsoring educational and scientific meetings and other causes.

  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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