This major is a program that prepares registered nurses to independently deliver babies and treat mothers in the prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery periods.
Includes instruction in pre-delivery screening, physician referral, and the care of infants during the delivery and immediate post-delivery phases.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Major (use the College Search feature and enter "nurse midwife" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Major?
If you work as a Nurse Midwife, it is your job to provide prenatal care and childbirth assistance.
Most nurses working in midwifery have a master's degree. As well, some states require midwives to have an occupational license.
Organizations in Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American College of Nurse-Midwives
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery