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Nurse Midwives

Also called: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Midwife, Staff Nurse-Midwife

Where in the Army? In the Army: Certified Nurse Midwife

What they do:
Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
  • Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.


  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Acrendo Medical Software Ob/Gyn EMR
  • digiChart OB-GYN


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
certificate after master's
usually needed

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