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Midwifery Certification Information

New Jersey Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs) practice in a variety of settings including private and public hospitals, birth centers, private practices, home practices, and universities.

 

Statistics

There are approximately 290 CNMs and CMs currently licensed in New Jersey.There are 102 practice sites in New Jersey.In 2007, New Jersey CNMs attended 9,454 births, which is approximately 8.2% of the total births in New Jersey for that year.

Education

There are currently 43 accredited education programs in the United States offering post-baccalaureate certificate and masters degree programs in nurse-midwifery and midwifery. A number of these programs have distance learning education options.There is a post-baccalaureate certificate program in nurse-midwifery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. There is also a graduate program in nurse-midwifery and a post-baccalaureate certificate program in midwifery and nurse-midwifery at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA.For more information, see http://www.midwife.org/map.cfm.

Reimbursement Issues

Nurse-Midwifery practice in the state of New Jersey is regulated by the Board of Medical Examiners under the Midwifery Statute of 1910. The regulations define the scope of practice and provide for independent practice and collaborative management with a physician consultant.New Jersey CNMs have had prescriptive authority since 1993.Third-party reimbursement for CNMs is mandated in New Jersey.