Education & Employment


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The UBC midwifery program is a four-year, full time program leading to the Bachelor of Midwifery degree. The curriculum combines broad-based knowledge and understanding in the humanities and the social and bio-medical sciences.

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The Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery degree can be completed in four to six years at Ryerson. Midwifery allows you to enroll part-time in the non-clinical courses - which comprise the first three semesters - but requires a full-time commitment for the clinical placements in the final six semesters.

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Information on the Midwifery Education Programme, which leads to a Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) degree in Midwifery.

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Located in Sudbury, the health-care centre of northeastern Ontario, Laurentian is a medium-sized, bilingual university with a very favourable student/professor ratio. Set on 750 wooded acres only minutes from downtown Sudbury, the Laurentian University campus combines excellent outdoor recreational features with superb educational facilities.

Seattle Midwifery School

Seattle Midwifery School (now Bastyr University) has been educating childbirth professionals for more than 30 years. Our well-known, rigorous midwifery training program, founded in 1978, is the oldest direct-entry midwifery program in the country.

Continuing Education & Conferences

Midwifery Today Conference Calendar

Attend Midwifery Today conferences and meet Midwives from around the world.

Continuing Competency Assessment (CCA)

Describes the ACNM Continuing Competency Assessment (CCA) program; you do not need to be a ACNM member to register.

Conferences - Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

List of midwifery conferences, mostly in the United States.

Conferences - Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM Conference Oct 26-28, 2016)

List of midwifery conferences, mostly in the United States.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional organization for certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives. Incorporated in 1955, it was founded as the outgrowth of a series of circumstances that rendered its creation necessary.


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WorkBC's Occupation Profile for Midwives.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Compensation & Benefits Survey

16 pages; 2004 survey of midwives with data on median salary; bonuses; full versus part time; benefits, employer type; scope of practice; salary by ACNM region.

College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

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American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Certification of Midwives

Brief historical background to US certification startin in 1971, introduces AMCB (American Midwifery Certification Board) and the CCA program (Continuing Competency Assessment); includes bibliography with some abstracts

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Pathways for Foreign Educated Midwives with a Nursing Background]

Introduction to the requirements needed by a foreign educated midwife (FEM) WITH a nursing background to practice in the US; generally, requires a bachelor's degree and TOEFL (if English is not first language)

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Quality and Effectiveness [of Midwifery}

Bibliography of articles that show positive birth outcomes when a CNM (certified nurse-midwife) is in attendance.

Professional Practice

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) - Analysis of the 2010 Job Analysis Survey

US midwifery NARM survey with data on age, gender, ethnicity, education, practice site.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Career Development

How to advance your career in the position you have. How to find a job when the market is tight.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Productivity and Compensation

Discusses salaries and fringe benefits of being a midwife, and measuring productivity; links to 2005 salary survey.