certified nurse-midwife

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cer·ti·fied nurse-mid·wife (CNM),

(ser'ti-fīd nĕrs'-mid'wīf),
A registered nurse with at least a master's degree in nursing and advanced education in the management of the entire maternity cycle. Achieved through an organized program of study and national testing by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

certified nurse-midwife (CNM)

(according to the American College of Nurse-Midwives) "an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery, who possesses evidence of certification according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Nurse-midwifery practice is the independent management of care of essentially normal newborns and women, antepartally, intrapartally, postpartally, and/or gynecologically, occurring within a health care system which provides for medical consultation, collaborative management, or referral and is in accord with the qualifications, standards, and functions for the practice of nurse-midwifery as defined by the American College of Nurse-Midwives." See also midwife.

cer·ti·fied nurse-mid·wife

(sĕr'ti-fīd nŭrs mid'wīf)
A registered nurse who holds at least a master's degree in nursing and advanced levels of education in the management of maternity. Certification is achieved through an organized program of study and national testing by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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