Midwife, certified nurse

A person with an AS, BS, or Master’s degree in nursing who has also completed specialized training in midwifery. In the US, certified nurse midwives (CNMs) must earn certification from the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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