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


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

University of California, San Francisco


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

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

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

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

California CNM Jobs

Posted 4/20/17

CNM open positions at LA County. Please see link:

Posted 4/4/17

There is a full time position available in an outpatient women's health clinic with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. The FQHC/CHC clinic is located in Northern Santa Barbara County.The position for "Health Care Practitioner" is available to a qualified CNM, NP, or PA and does not involve call or inpatient care. The County website for information is:

Posted 3/20/17

Part-Time CNM Position at San Joaquin General Hospital

San Joaquin General Hospital is recruiting to fill one part-time premium Nurse Midwife vacancy in the Labor and Delivery Department. The Nurse Midwife, under the supervision of a physician, manages women’s health care focusing on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, care of the newborn and family planning, and gynecological needs of women.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic nursing professional who will provide nurse midwifery support services to the medical staff in this growing department. Completion of an approved nurse midwife educational program recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives and possession of a current valid California Registered Nurse license and valid California Nurse Midwife Certification required. For a full job description and minimum requirements for this position, please visit our employment website at and apply online today! The recruitment is open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. San Joaquin General Hospital's friendly staff is committed to creating a warm and personal environment which is sensitive to both a patient's emotional and physical needs. The staff of San Joaquin General Hospital work hard to provide the highest quality health care services to the residents of San Joaquin County. We are proud and confident of our tradition of serving and caring for our patients with courtesy, respect, dignity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

The Mission of the Division of Nursing is to provide compassionate care to the culturally diverse residents of San Joaquin County. We are responsive to the changing needs of health care in a cost-effective, creative, and innovative manner. This is achieved through providing an environment in which excellence in nursing practice can occur, nurtured by the education of staff, patients, and family. Come join our growing team of licensed professionals! Visit our website at to learn more about our hospital.

Apply at:

If you have any questions, please contact Marie Sneed at

Posted 2/2/17

CNM Position Open at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital, San Francisco

 The Zuckerberg SFGH Division of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is recruiting a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) at 80% effort to be a core clinician and clinician-educator based at ZSFG and a member of the UCSF faculty (Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, HS Clinical series).

The incoming candidate will provide full scope nurse-midwifery clinical care including antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, well-woman, and family planning services.

Minimum qualifications (may be in process during application period, however, must be possessed by the time of hire) are:

  • RN and CNM (with furnishing) licensure per the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • DEA number
  • Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board
  • Master’s degree in nursing, public health, or a related field

Desired qualifications are:
  • Minimum of one-year clinical experience as a CNM (antepartum and intrapartum)
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Strong communication and interdisciplinary team work skills
  • Expertise and/or experience in caring for underserved populations
  • Experience facilitating CenteringPregnancy groups
  • Skill in clinical preception of student nurse-midwives

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

ZSFG is the City and County of San Francisco’s safety net hospital and serves as the main source of primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured residents of San Francisco. The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital division is the largest of the six divisions in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and includes the longest-standing hospital-based midwifery practice in San Francisco, now attending births in a state-of-the art Family Birth Center. This new clinical setting offers expanded options to patients, including nitrous oxide, as well as ongoing support of physiologic birth, demonstrated by a volunteer doula program and one of the lowest cesarean-section rates in California. ZSFG nurse-midwives are members of a collaborative, interprofessional team with a shared commitment to providing respectful, culturally appropriate care to all patients and families.

The mission of the ZSFG Division
…. to promote justice, quality, and equity in women’s health care. We seek to eliminate barriers to good health for women in San Francisco and around the world. We believe this objective is best achieved by providing exemplary patient care to all women, especially those who are poor and vulnerable; training and inspiring the next generation of reproductive health leaders; and improving policy and practice through research and scholarship.

Certified Nurse-Midwife Roles and Responsibilities
The CNM provides full scope nurse-midwifery care at Mission Neighborhood Health Center, the ZSFG Women’s Health Center, the ZSFG Family Birth Center, and the ZSFG postpartum unit. Essential clinical responsibilities include the following:

  • Antepartum care (both 1:1 and CenteringPregnancy) in collaboration with Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program team members and social service agencies;
  • Intrapartum care and Birth Center triage;
  • Postpartum care (inpatient and outpatient);
  • Well-woman gynecology and family planning;
  • Clinical education of nurse-midwifery students, medical students, and residents;
  • Collaboration and consultation with physician colleauges
  • Documentation of care via electronic medical record

Please apply online and submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of diversity, and contact information for three letters of reference via AP Recruit at:

Posted 2/2/17

Part-Time CNM Position at St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco

Today, St. Luke's Hospital serves all of San Francisco, but primarily residents from the Mission District, Bernal Heights, Bayview Hunters Point, Excelsior, Ingleside, Glen Park and Noe Valley neighborhoods. Many of St. Luke's Hospital's over 1100 employees, grew up in the neighborhood and continue to live in San Francisco. Our employees are reflective of the multi-ethnic neighborhoods we serve and speak over 30 languages. Our commitment to providing excellent patient care includes ongoing facility improvements. Some of the recent remodeling and facility improvements have included: an addition of a state-of-the-art Outpatient Surgery Center (SOMA), a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and updated X-Ray and Mammography equipment. As all of the original structures were ruined in the 1906 earthquake, the oldest building dates back to 1912. This building houses the chapel, administrative offices and our short stay unit. In 1970, the main tower opened with a two hundred sixty bed capacity. St. Luke's rich past also includes a nursing school which for nearly a century, until 1988, offered hospital based nurses training. Many graduates of the School of Nursing continue to work at St. Luke's hospital today and are a testament to St. Luke's Hospital's mission.

Primary Purpose:

  • Provide OB/GYN and family planning consistent with SLH's protocols and St Luke's Women's Center Nurse-Midwifery Procedures
  • Administers and manages the nurse-midwifery caseloads described in hospitals' protocols
  • When appropriately licensed with a Califirnia BRN Furnishing number, may furnish medication under physician supervision
  • May participate in student nurse-midwife education process
  • Clinical work will be full-scope, including gyn, L&D, and prenatal careducation process

Education: Master's Degree in Nursing/Midwifery


  • California Licensed Nurse-Midwife required
  • Certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
  • BLS, DEA, NPI required
  • Experience with high risk OB required
  • Experience: 2 years' experience preferred, but will consider new graduates
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred 

Posted 2/1/17

Full-time full-scope position at Eisner Pediatrics and Family Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles:

We are seeking an experienced midwife to join our team. Established more than 25 years ago, our practice focuses on providing comprehensive women’s health care to an inner city, underserved population with an interdisciplinary group of professionals who work in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Our births occur in a community hospital adjacent to the clinic. We supervise midwife and medical students, as well as residents from several Family Medicine and OG/GYN education programs. Our clinical areas of practice include a high-volume Obstetric Triage and Labor & Delivery unit with approximately 4500 births per year. We offer hydrotherapy to eligible low risk women.  In the outpatient setting, select midwives work collaboratively with MFM physicians in our high risk clinic, we offer Centering Pregnancy group prenatal care in both English and Spanish, and we offer a full range of contraception, including Essure Sterilization. 

We are seeking candidates with a love of academic teaching and mentoring, a devotion to clinical excellence, superb interpersonal skills and a desire for personal career development. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with an adjunct faculty appointment opportunity at USC School of Medicine. 

Candidates must have a graduate degree in midwifery with a minimum of 2 years full-scope clinical experience and current certification with the American Midwifery Certification Board. They must be licensed in the state of California and hold both a furnishing number and a DEA number. Please send letter of inquiry and CV to Betsy Jenkins, CNM, MPH,

Posted 1/23/17

Part-time CNM job opening at Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City, Los Angeles.

Contact Alicia Silva, the assistant department administrator, if you are interested.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Monica Viera
909-496-7963 mobile

Posted 1/20/17

Certified Nurse Midwife at Kaiser San Jose (536424)


Independently manages the care of low-risk women during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. Co-manages higher risk patients when determined appropriate by CNM and MD. Provides standard maternity care and counseling to women, adhering to the standards of the American College of Nurse Midwives, procedures and instructions regulated by the State Nurse Practice Act and The Permanente Medical Group.

Essential Functions:
• ANTEPARTUM Evaluates patient's general and obstetrical health status Determines pregnancy status, duration of gestation, presentation, and position of fetus, fetal heart rate, and determines whether all statistics are within normal limits. Obtains an accurate medical, obstetrical, gynecological and social history and an account of the course of the present pregnancy. Observes signs of the member's general and obstetrical health status. Performs all appropriate physical examinations appropriate to CNM care needed, including the pap smear, breast examination, and pelvic examination. Records all findings of examinations, histories and significant observations on patient's chart. Consults with appropriate MD regarding any abnormal findings. Orders appropriate lab and medical imaging studies as needed. Institutes preventative measures and detects abnormal conditions. Obtains consultation and assistance from ancillary services as needed. Teaches, counsels, and guides individual members regarding their individual health care. Teaches antepartum classes as needed in individual facilities. Evaluates maternal general health status and well being.
• INTRAPARTUM Performs medical screening exam to diagnose labor. Independently manages the care of low risk women during labor and delivery, under the supervision of a physician. Co-manages higher risk patients when determined appropriate by CNM and MD. Performs facility specific standardized procedures. Evaluates patient for appropriate pain management. Includes requesting epidural for women in labor.
• POSTPARTUM Provides health supervision, care, teaches family planning, and prescribes contraception to women during the postpartum period.
• Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:
• N/A.
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
• Current and valid California R.N. license, California Nurse Midwife certificate, A.C.N.M. certification and BLS certification required.
• Current and valid DEA registration number specific to our practice at Kaiser to be obtained within one (1) year of hire at midwife's
• Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three (3) years of experience as a C.N.M. with in the last three (3) years preferred.
• Current and valid California Nurse-Midwife furnishing certification (including any needed education in pharmacy) and didactic education and supervised clinical experience in third trimester limited obstetric ultrasound preferred OR to be obtained at midwife's expense within one (1) year of hire.

Primary Location: California-San Jose-San Jose Hospital 250 Hospital Pkwy. 

  Scheduled Hours (1-40): 20 Shift: Variable Working Days: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours; Part-time 

Contact: Lani Lau CNM, Chief Nurse-Midwife,

Or apply online at Certified Nurse Midwife

Posted 12/5/16

 CommuniCare Health Centers in Yolo County, California

Full-Time CNM  position open at CommuniCare Health Centers in Yolo County, California.  The position includes clinic and call as part of an 8 member call group.  Births are done at Sutter Davis Hospital which offers water births and VBAC and is a Baby-Friendly hospital.  CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is an NHSC loan repayment site.  Spanish speaking very much needed. 

Please access the CommuniCare Health Centers website for an application and direct questions to Barb Boehler, CNM at

Posted 11/1/16

Kaiser Central Valley (Modesto) Looking for CNM

In this role, you will be a vital part of the OB/GYN Team. You will be working with a highly competent and dedicated team of individuals who care for our laboring patients and their families. Come join us and be a critical part of our multi-disciplinary comprehensive family focused care unit. We have an excellent team of physicians and midwives which are staffed 24/7, to deliver high quality, accessible, cost effective care, and patient centered services to members across the service area. 

Qualifications include:

•     Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

•     Current and valid California R.N. license, California Nurse Midwife certificate, A.C.N.M. certification

•     American Heart Association BLS certification required.

•     Current and valid DEA registration number specific to our practice at Kaiser to be obtained within one (1) year of hire at midwife's expense.

•     Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

•     First Assistant Cesarean Certification to be obtained within 1 year (12 months) of hire at midwife’s expense.

Highly Preferred Qualifications:

•     Two (2) years of experience as a C.N.M. with in the last three (3) years highly preferred.

•     Current and valid California Nurse-Midwife furnishing certification (including any needed education in pharmacy) and didactic education and supervised clinical experience in third trimester limited obstetric ultrasound preferred OR to be obtained at midwife's expense within one (1) year of hire.

We offer a very attractive salary and benefits package. For immediate consideration, please review the position in its entirety at and search posting number 523539 or contact me vie email: