What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?

Certified nurse-midwives (CNM) are licensed health care providers educated in nursing and midwifery (versus certified midwives (CM) who are licensed health care providers educated only in midwifery). CNMs and CMs have graduated from college; have passed a national examination; and have a license to practice midwifery from the state they live in. The Oregon Clinic Midwifery group currently employes three certified nurse-midwives (CNM).