Midwifery practice as conducted by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) is the independent management of women’s health care, focusing particularly on pregnancy, childbirth, the post partum period, care of the newborn, and the family planning and gynecologic needs of women. The CNM and CM practice within a health care facility (Elmhurst Hospital) that provides for consultation, collaborative management, or referral, as indicated. CNMs and CMs practice in accord with the Standards for the Practice of Midwifery, as defined by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
-Must be a graduate of accredited program for Midwifery.
-Is certified by the ACNM designated certifying agent.
-License to practice midwifery issued by the NYS licensing department.
-Shows evidence of continuing competency as required by ACNM and Institution Practice.
-Has prescriptive privileges.
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