The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM reviews research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, and works with organizations, state and federal agencies, and members of Congress to advance the well-being of women and infants through the practice of midwifery.
Please be advised that ACNM does not certify or license Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) or Certified Midwives (CM).
For official information about the certification status of CNMs or CMs, please consult the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) at www.amcbmidwife.org.
For official information about whether a CNM or CNM holds a current state license, please consult the website of the state licensing board for midwives in the state where that midwife practices. Click Here to download a list of the state licensing boards for CNMs and CMs. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
- The Story of ACNM
With roots dating to 1929, ACNM is the oldest women’s health care
organization in the United States. Learn about our history, discover the
mission, vision, and core values that drive our current work, and
explore our FutureFocus strategic goals to find out where we’re going.
- About Midwives
Midwives are committed to providing ethical, individualized,
evidence-based care that honors the normalcy of women's lifecycle
events. Learn more about us, what we do, and how we believe.
- ACNM National Structure
ACNM gets its national work done through the collaborative effort of its
office staff and a vast network of volunteer representatives – and
everything is overseen by its Board of Directors. Meet the Board and
staff, and dive into the volunteer structure to see all the ways ACNM
members donate their time to advance midwifery.
- State and Other Affiliates
- Honors, Awards, and Scholarships
ACNM, the A.C.N.M Foundation, and the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health award a variety of honors, scholarships, and commendations each year
- A.C.N.M. Foundation
The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc. was established in 1967 as a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the provision of high
quality maternal, newborn, and well woman health services through the
practice of midwifery. An ACNM sister organization, the Foundation collaborates closely with and
complements our goals.
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