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Becoming a Midwife in New Hampshire – NH

One of the most important traits to possess as a midwife in New Hampshire is a sincere interest in and passion for women's health issues. Beyond that, exactly what educational and professional requirements are required to become a midwife in New Hampshire can depend on whether you decide to train as a Certified Nurse-Midwife or as a New Hampshire Certified Midwife. Always check with your school and/or with relevant commissions or organizations in order to make sure you have the most up-to-date requirements at any time. However, here are two typical paths to attaining these titles:

Certified Nurse-Midwives

Certified Nurse-Midwives must attend nursing school and earn 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.

New Hampshire Certified Midwives

In order to become a New Hampshire Certified Midwife, a candidate must have earned a high school diploma (or 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.

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