Nurse Midwives

created by: Samantha Erickson Career Internship

Job Description

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must be able to monitor fetal development, and be able to care for women during pregnancy and child birth. Has to be depended on for the safety and health of other human beings. Being able to handle stressful situations easily, because you are put into arising conflicts often.

Educational Requirements

to become a nurse midwife, you must have a Masters Degree, but some may require a bachelors degree in midwifery

Personal Skills

You have to be able to work in a team and quickly, you have to be able to make decisions on someones safety, have to be a good problem solver, very adaptable and flexible with your work schedule.

Salary or Wages.

The average amount of money a midwife nurse would make is 56,000 a year, but in some areas in the US such as duluth you could make up to 90,000 a year being a Certified nurse midwife.

Advantages assosiated with this career

Meeting lots of new people, helping give birth to a child, challenges are only to help you.

Cons assosiated with this career

Long hour shifts, working on holidays, night shifts, not much time with family,

Career Outloook

The outlook on jobs is 31% in this career which is at a rate above average.

Promotions in this career

You can start in this career as a nurse midwife, then you can become a Certified nurse Midwife, and last you can become just a midwife.

High school course you can take to prepare

Any class that involves health, CNA, Intro to Health Occupations, Biomedical Lab ect.

Careers related

Careers related to this are Pediatric Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Adult Nurse.

Colleges that offer this program

Georgetown University, School of Nursing & Health Studies.

At this college you will get hands on experience, participating in clinical experiences at sites in arranged partnership with Georgetown faculty.

Evaluation of Career

I think this career would fit me perfectly I enjoy childbirth i am very much so interested in it, I searched this career because of the interest i had in it, I feel as though I would like this career besides the fact that sometimes the hours can be bad,