Innovations in Midwifery Education: The Academic Medical Center Model
Workforce analyses project a need for women's health care providers, especially in maternity care. With a stagnant number of certified nurse-midwife/certified midwife (CNM/CM) education programs, the present production of new CNMs/CMs is not robust enough to meet the growing demand. This article describes an existing but underutilized model for CNM/CM education programs, based in an academic medical center with an existing academic affiliation. Advantages include a federal funding source through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, lower tuition costs than most current programs, and expanded job satisfaction for CNMs/CMs in clinical practice.
Krause SA, DeJoy SA, Sankey HZ. Innovations in Midwifery Education: The Academic Medical Center Model. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2019 Jul 2.