California Nurse-Midwives Association

CNM Education

Currently a student nurse-midwife?  Meet your CNMA Board Student Rep HERE.

Currently a Preceptor? Check out the following article:

Midwifing the student: creating an effective learning environment


A new article in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health compares the qualities for effective precepting to the qualities required in providing midwifery care. Both guide transformative processes, and both require skillful communication, feedback, and evaluation. Poor precepting can aggravate the nervous self-doubt and anxiety of the novice learner; good precepting can inspire a flourishing career.  READ MORE 



Continuing Education Offerings

 

Did you know?  ACNM CEUs qualify for use in renewing your license with the BRN.


RX Schedule II Course (for CNMs)

Note: This is a 2-hour course designed to meet requirements for CNMs. NPs are required to take a 3-hour course.  If you are an NP, please visit the California Association of Nurse Practitioners website.

Register On-line

Information

Paper Copy Registration Form (if you want to pay via check) 

Want to know if your current California nurse-midwife furnishing license includes Schedule II medications? Go to the Department of Consumer Affair's BReEZe site and click on "Verify a License" under the Consumers section on the left. Search by your name or license number, then click on "Nurse Midwife Furnishing" under License Type. If you are licensed to administer Schedule II substances​ in California​, it will say Specialty: Controlled Substances II.

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) may verify your furnishing privileges via the BRN's website and can deny you a DEA number if your California furnishing license does not include Schedule II medications. However, even if your DEA registratioincludes Schedule II medications, you are not allowed to furnish Schedule 2 medications until your California BreEZe registration also specifies Schedule II substances in your furnishing section. Both need to be in place. 




California Nurse-Midwifery Education Programs

San Diego State University

SDSU Nurse-Midwifery Education Program and Women's Health Nurse Practioner Program

Program Type: Masters

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-4158


(858) 551-1049

Director: Lauren P. Hunter, PhD (ed), CNM

http://nursing.sdsu.edu/programs/ms-in-nursing/concentrations/womens-health-midwifery/

University of California, San Francisco

UCSF CNM/WHNP Program

Program Type: Post-Masters Certificate, Masters, 3-yr non-nurse to Masters

2 Koret Way, Box 0606

San Francisco, CA 94143

(415) 476-1435

Directors: Kim Q. Dau, CNM, MS 

http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/spec-mwf.htm


California State University, Fullerton

Certified Nurse-Midwife, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Programs

Program Type: Masters 

School of Nursing, EC-190 

800 N. State College Blvd. 

P.O.Box 6868 

Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Director: B. J. Snell, CNM, PhD

http://nursing.fullerton.edu/programs/msnwhc/curriculum.asp

*For a complete list of CNM and CM programs, please visit the ACNM's list of Midwifery Programs.


Other Resources:


Specialty and Advance Practice Groups

American Association of Nurse Practitioners: https://www.aanp.org/ 

American Midwifery Certification Board: http://www.amcbmidwife.org/ 

California Association of Nurse Practitioners: http://canpweb.org/ 


Nursing Associations 

Association of Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN): http://www.awhonn.org/ 

California Nurse Association: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/california-nurses-association 



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Midwife Jobs

MidwifeJobs.com is the primary website for finding midwife jobs nationally. While we will occasionally post California jobs on the CNMA website we encourage you to also make use of the well-maintained ACNM site.



California CNM Jobs


Posted 7/27/17

Santa Rosa Birth Center Hiring Full-Scope CNM

The Santa Rosa Birth Center is hiring an additional CNM to join our team!  We are celebrating our 25th anniversary of full-scope women's health, prenatal, postpartum and lactation support. Births are attended at our free-standing, fully licensed and CABC accredited birth center or at the local hospital where we have maternal and newborn privileges allowing us to provide full continuity of care. Our population is primarily publicly funded, with ~80% of all clients receiving MediCal.

The position is for a full-scope CNM. Position includes medical, dental and vision benefits and paid time off. Excellent new grads welcomed to apply Bilingual Spanish and willingness to relocate to Santa Rosa preferred.

Our practice is truly collaborative and each CNM plays an integral role.  This an excellent opportunity to work in a joint, in-and-out of hospital setting.  We seek a candidate with a desire to promote midwifery care in the community and who will help us grow our practice.  Please send a letter of interest & CV to esmith@santarosabirthcenter.com




Posted 7/17/18

Staff Midwife Position at Pacifica Family Maternity Center in Berkely

Pacifica Family Maternity Center is seeking a full-time staff midwife to provide antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, family planning, and well-woman health care.

We are an accredited freestanding birth center in Berkeley, California with a group practice of 4 dedicated midwives and 3-4 students of varying education levels. Our clientele is made up of a diverse population and we typically serve approximately 12 families each month. 

We are looking for a competent and experienced licensed or certified nurse midwife in California with out of hospital birth experience and NARM preceptor eligibility (minimum three years of experience or 50 births as primary midwife, as specified by NARM). Most of our clients are english speaking, however, language skills in Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin are helpful.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to pacificamaternity@gmail.com


We appreciate your consideration! 


Cindy Haag, Midwife
Carlee Ann Brown, Midwife
Kavita Noble, Midwife
Vanessa Caldari, Midwife
Jessamyn Meyerhoff, Midwife



Posted 4/9/18

SF St. Lukes Hiring Full-Time CNM

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is a not for profit corporation that exists to provide medical services, research and education. The foundation provides the infrastructure for the delivery of physician services, and contracts with a separate corporation comprised of physicians and other care providers to deliver the clinical services. This multi-specialty foundation will provide a platform from which new physicians can be recruited to continue to provide physician services in a nonprofit, community setting. The Foundation's vision is to create a medical group that will deliver high quality, market competitive medical services.
The Nurse Midwife provides age and specialty appropriate patient diagnosis, treatments/procedures, education, consultation and follow up. Midwife (CNM) provides antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care, including an active participation in a Comprehensive Prenatal Services Program (CPSP).
Qualifications 

EDUCATION/LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma in midwifery required.
  • Master's degree in midwifery preferred.
  • Registered Nurse - State of California Licensure required.
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) required.
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in full service midwifery practice required.
  • 1 year of experience in high risk obstetrics required.
  • 1 year of experience in CPSP programs preferred.
Primary Location: California, San Francisco, San Francisco
Organization: Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day/Evening/Night
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Rotating
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80




Posted 3/4/18

Santa Rosa Birth Center Hiring a Full-Scope CNM

The Santa Rosa Birth Center is hiring an additional CNM to join our team!  Our birth center has been open for 25 years and enjoys excellent community support.  We provide full-scope women's health, prenatal, postpartum and lactation support. Births are attended at our free-standing, fully licensed and CABC accredited birth center and at the local hospital where we have maternal and newborn privileges allowing us to provide full continuity of care. Our population is primarily publicly funded, with ~80% of all clients receiving MediCal.

The position is for a full-scope CNM.   Position includes medical, dental and vision benefits and paid time off. Bilingual Spanish and willingness to relocate to Santa Rosa preferred.  Will happily consider a strong new-grad with at least 1 year commitment to practice.  

Please send letter of interest & resumes to Elizabeth Smith, CNM, MSN, Director (esmith@santarosabirthcenter.com).

 


Posted 2/1/18

CNM/NP Opportunity with Mee Memorial Health (MMH) in King City, CA

MMH is comprised of a 94-bed not-for-profit community hospital and five clinics, four in King City and one in Greenfield. King City is located in Monterey County about 2 hours south of San Francisco and 1 hour north of Paso Robles, Wine Country.

MMH is looking for a CNM that is also NP. Given this is in a more rural area, there may be times that he/she will be needed as an NP.

Basic Position Details:
Pay Range: $124,000 - $163,000
Relocation: Yes
Benefits: Full Benefits
Employment type: Full-time, Perm
Facility: Clinics
Shift: Days
Hours: 4/10's

EDUCATION: 
Completion of an American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) accredited nurse midwifery program
Completion of Accredited Nurse Practitioner Program

LICENSES REQUIRED: (This position requires all 4 licenses)
Licensed CA Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Licensed CA Nurse Practitioner - Furnishing (NP-F)
Licensed CA Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Licensed CA Registered Nurse (RN)

CERTIFICATIONS:
Current active certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board (or its predecessor, the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Certification Council), or be actively seeking initial certification and obtain the same on the first examination for which he or she is eligible.
AHA-BLS, ACLS and NRP required

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION: 
jobs.korehr.com/...

Karen Porter | Managing Director
KORE Healthcare Recruitment
Karen@KoreHR.com



Posted 1/18/18

Pacifica Family Maternity Center is seeking a full-time staff midwife to provide antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, family planning, and well-woman health care.

We are an accredited freestanding birth center in Berkeley, California with a group practice of 4 dedicated midwives and 3-4 students of varying education levels. Our clientele is made up of a diverse population and we typically serve approximately 12 families each month.

We are looking for a competent and experienced Licensed or Certified Nurse Midwife in California with out of hospital birth experience and NARM preceptor eligibility (minimum three years of experience or 50 births as primary midwife, as specified by NARM). Most of our clients are English speaking, however, language skills in Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin are helpful.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to pacificamaternity@gmail.com

We appreciate your consideration!

Warmly, The Pacifica Team



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