Becoming a Midwife in New Hampshire – NH
By Bonnie Walker, allied health world contributing writer
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Becoming a midwife in New Hampshire requires first and foremost a sincere interest in and passion for women’s health issues. Exactly what educational and professional requirements you will need to become a midwife in New Hampshire depends on whether you decide to train as a Certified Nurse-Midwife or as a New Hampshire Certified Midwife. Certified Nurse-Midwives must attend nursing school and obtain a registered nurse license in the state of New Hampshire. They must also become licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner, which requires completing an educational program in midwifery or nurse-midwifery that has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education and passing the national certification examination offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
In order to become a New Hampshire Certified Midwife, a candidate must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and complete at least one college-level course in human anatomy and physiology. They must also demonstrate certain practical experience requirements and present evidence of practical skills as determined by the New Hampshire Midwifery Council. Certification by the New Hampshire Midwifery Council requires passing a written certification exam administered by the North American Registry of Midwives. In addition, candidates must pass two exams given by the State of New Hampshire, a written exam that tests knowledge of the administrative rules that govern the practice of midwifery in New Hampshire and an oral exam that tests knowledge of practical skills, emergency and abnormal conditions, and the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals that have been approved by use by certified midwives under state law.
Midwife Schools in New hampshire
- South Portland
- MS in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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