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Becoming a Midwife in Illinois – IL

Many Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) in Illinois provide care to expectant mothers throughout the entire maternity cycle, in addition to providing gynecology and family-planning services. CNMs in Illinois practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, private practices, private homes, public health departments, and colleges of nursing.

The State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation oversees the process by which one becomes a midwife in the state and categorizes the profession under advanced practice nursing. The application fee is $125.00. An application can be downloaded at http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/rn-apn.pdf.

Illinois law requires that a current copy of the national certification from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) or the American College of Nurse Midwives Certification Council (ACC) also be submitted.

A graduate’s official school transcript, with the school seal affixed, showing a certified nurse midwife degree or a post-master's certificate from a graduate level program must also be included.

The application, supporting documents and fee should be forwarded as a complete packet to:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
ATTN: Division of Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 7007
Springfield, Illinois 62791

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