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The following documents are archived versions of ACNM Standard Setting Documents. The information contained within these documents does not necessarily reflect the current positions or policies of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, however they are provided as a public service for the purpose of research. The current versions of these documents, if they have been replaced or updated, can be found on the Standard Setting Documents page.

For a more information on the Core Competencies, read this historical look at the Core Competencies.

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Standards for the Practice of Nurse-Midwifery - 1993 
Standards for the Practice of Midwifery - 2003

Guidelines for the Incorporation of New Procedures into Nurse-Midwifery Practice 

As of March 2003, the Guidelines have been incorporated into the current Standards for the Practice of Midwifery.

Core Competencies in Nurse-Midwifery - May 1985 
Core Competencies In Nurse-Midwifery - February 1978 
Core Competencies for Basic Nurse-Midwifery Practice - February 1992 
Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice - May 1997 



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