Title

Innovations in Midwifery Education: The Academic Medical Center Model

Author Department

Ob/Gyn

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

7-2019

Abstract

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.

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