The purpose of the coalition is to; 1) provide a forum for communication and collaboration between official organizations of each of the four APRN categories recognized by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (Certified Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife
, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist); 2) remove barriers to APRNs functioning within their full scope of practice; 3) inform APRNs on laws and regulations; and 4) increase awareness of advanced practice nursing.
Waldron, a certified nurse midwife
at the center, sees pregnant women every day.
Areas of focus include Certified Nursing Practitioner (CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and/or a Certified Nurse Midwife
The four roles included within the APRN Consensus Model are Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Midwife
(CNM), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs), and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).
A CHILD WAS DELIVERED by a certified nurse midwife
at a birthing center.
"Certified nurse midwife
" is defined as an individual licensed as a registered nurse pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act and by DOH as a certified nurse midwife
Victoria Mayfield has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group as a certified nurse midwife
at the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center.
Currently there are four recognized Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) roles: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife
(CNM), and Nurse Practitioner (NP).There are other advanced educational roles that many hospitals and community-based colleges are seeking, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Nurse Educator (NE).
After 28 years in women's health, 18 years as a Certified Nurse Midwife
, I have found that women in labor want the best possible care they can get; the size, color and gender of the provider are secondary.
* Provide title protection for APRN and the four practice roles that are included under APRN: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse Midwife
, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner.
CUTLINE: From left, 19-month-old Holden Breck, his mother Jennifer Breck, certified nurse midwife
Maribeth Wallace-Hall of Northboro and 3-month-old Hadley Breck are seen at Medical City in Worcester.
A certified nurse midwife
(CNM) is an advanced practice nurse, who provides primary health care to women throughout the entire lifespan, with a special emphasis on reproductive health.