Core competency-based education, certification, and practice: the nurse-midwifery model.

It has been more than 70 years since the first nurse-midwives came to practice in the United States, and over 20 years since the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) established nationally recognized standards and core competencies for nurse-midwifery education, certification, and practice. Certified nurse-midwives are licensed in all 50 states and in… CONTINUE READING