dcsimg

Becoming a Midwife in Massachusetts – MA

When exploring the options for how to become a midwife in Massachusetts, you’ll find three different paths exist. A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) completes midwifery school and must train in out-of-hospital births. In addition, a CPM must pass written and skills examinations administered by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). Traditional or direct-entry midwives receive education through apprenticeship, self-study, attending a school of midwifery or college/university midwifery training program. They may attend during out-of-hospital births (such as at home and birth centers).


A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) has a Registered Nurse degree and also has completed midwifery training from an American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) accredited school. They have also passed a certification exam and are authorized to provide services not only in Massachusetts but in any state. However, their scope of practice may vary from state to state.  In Massachusetts, CNMs commonly work in hospitals, private health clinics and birth centers.

Jobs are available in Massachusetts for all three designations of midwives. A career in midwifery is challenging yet ultimately rewarding, according to those who work as midwives in Massachusetts. According to the ACNM, CNMs attended 10,434 births in 2004, accounting for 19.3% of all births in the commonwealth that year. Jobs for the other two types of midwives are prevalent across Massachusetts as well, in rural areas and cities including Boston, Springfield, Amherst and Worcester.


Midwife Schools

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            5 Program(s) Found
            • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
            • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
            • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
            • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
            • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            1 Program(s) Found
            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
            • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            2 Program(s) Found
            Lincoln Tech , Brockton
            • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
            • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Financial Aid
            2 Program(s) Found
            Bay State College, located in Boston, MA, can prepare you to enter the professional world. We offer one-on-one attention from gifted teachers committed to helping you learn.
            4 Program(s) Found

            •        Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

            •        Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.

            •        Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.

            •        85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

            •        Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses