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.

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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.

Other Resources:

Specialty and Advance Practice Groups

American Association of Nurse Practitioners: 

American Midwifery Certification Board: 

California Association of Nurse Practitioners: 

Nursing Associations 

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN): 

California Nurse Association: 

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Midwife Jobs 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 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).


  • 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.


  • 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 (


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

• 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)

• 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


Karen Porter | Managing Director
KORE Healthcare Recruitment

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

We appreciate your consideration!

Warmly, The Pacifica Team

Posted 1/9/18

Two per diem positions open at Marin General Hospital!   

Seeking experienced CNMs to work inpatient-only in a very collaborative practice with a wonderful group of midwives.  We serve both private practice and publicly-insured clients.  Must speak Spanish!  Please see the attached job description and apply via either of the links below:  OR

Sheri Matteo CNM
Director of Midwifery
Prima Medical Group

Posted 11/26/17

The Nurse-Midwives of Zuckerberg San Francisco General are seeking to hire a per diem CNM.  In affiliation with UCSF and the SF Department of Public Health, we have been providing prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care to vulnerable populations for more than 40 years.  We also serve as the primary clinical site for the UCSF Nurse-Midwifery Education Program.  The CNM who fills this position will work primarily in the Birth Center, covering mostly nights and weekends.  Hours are variable depending on vacation and sick leave coverage needs but will generally range between 12-48 hrs/month.  

Minimum qualifications are:

1. California licensed RN and CNM (with furnishing)
2. Minimum of one year clinical experience as a CNM (antepartum and intrapartum)
3. Certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives/AMCB
4. Master’s degree

Desired qualifications are:

1. Clinical Proficiency in Spanish 
2. Knowledge and skill in mitigating the impact of implicit bias and promoting health equity
3. Strong communication and interdisciplinary team-work skills
4. Skill in clinical preception of student nurse-midwives
5. Experience as a facilitator of CenteringPregnancy

You can access the posting and submit an application on the SFDPH website at:

2325 Certified Nurse-Midwife

Please contact Kara Myers ( if you have questions about the position.

Posted 10/10/2017

CNM Opportunity in Monterey County

A group of 6 obstetricians is looking to expand their practice and desire to hire a CNM. They have never had a midwife in the practice before and thus are looking for a motivated, independent personality with experience. They are marketing the opportunity as one where the midwife would be able to create or carve out their role within the practice from the ground up, and would include AP/IP/possibly gyn. This group is one of the busiest practices at Salinas Memorial Hospital.

If interested contact Julie Vasher, DNP, CNS. She is can put you in touch with the appropriate person for more info. Her email is