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. 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, sexual, and reproductive providers for people throughout their lifespans, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health.


Check out ACNM's continuing education virtual skills labs!

We provide content geared towards YOUR midwifery practice.

On-Demand Continuing Education

Missed a live webinar? Find all previous webinars on our online learning center. Previous content includes: midwifery model of care in a global context, systemic racism and maternal health in the US, perinatal addiction, and more!

Interested in a specific topic and can't find it in our catalog? Reach out to [email protected] to provide your feedback!

Online Learning Center

Your portal for accessing continuing education, including from the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

May 17-18, 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET, both days

Leading a Midwifery Practice: How and Why

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the fundamental knowledge, behaviors and skills needed to lead effectively, describe where they are on a leadership development continuum, and develop useful Action Plans for their practice and their own leadership growth.

2. Identify standard items in a practice budget, learn basic forecasting of income and expenses, and identify financial data sources that exist in institutions.

3. Identify theory base, discuss practical approaches, and design their own approach to selected leadership functions, including running effective meetings, developing a strategic plan, quality management, calculating staff workload, and scheduling.

ACNM Highlights

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Insights from a Midwifery Delegation Trip to Cambodia:

In October 2023, a delegation of 10 ACNM midwife members from across the country, traveled to Cambodia with the Citizens Ambassador Program. Our purpose was to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences with Cambodian midwives related to regulation...

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Help Us Build Support for Funding for Midwifery Education:

ACNM encourages midwives and midwifery supporters to reach out to their House Representative and Senate members and urge support for the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act, S. 1851/H.R. 3768. This bipartisan legislation seeks to...

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ACNM Workforce Study researcher and project lead co-author article about tracking the midwifery workforce: Evaluation of a method to identify midwives in national provider identifier data

ACNM Workforce Study researcher Jennifer Vanderlaan and ACNM project lead Karen Jefferson author article about midwifery NPI categorization and workforce tracking.

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Midwifery Use of Ultrasound: A Review of Standard Setting Documents:

Midwives have been using ultrasound to enhance their clinical toolkits for decades. This tool was recognized by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) over thirty years ago...

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Quickening Membership

Online Learning Center

eMidwife Sonography
ExamSim Program!

Certified Midwife Credential

Course: "Advanced Evaluation & Management of Psychiatric Illness in Reproductive-Age Women"

Resources for Students

Midwifery Workforce

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