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 The ACNM Midwifery Workforce

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) collaborated with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) starting in 2012, to develop a shared database of CNM/CM workforce information. Both ACNM and AMCB were collecting demographic and workforce data from CNM/CMs, but when the Midwifery Master File was completed in 2014, the information both organizations collect became identical. This began a useful collaboration, allowing for multiple perspectives to evaluate the midwifery landscape.

Prior to the development of the Midwifery Master File, the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health published six articles about the results of the ACNM Core Data Surveys.1-6 Here is a snapshot of the most recent ACNM survey, and the full reports for both 2015 and 2019 are available to ACNM members. In addition, AMCB's 2020 Demographic Report includes data from 12,990 CNM/CMs (as of August, 2020). There are key differences in the ACNM and AMCB data. The ACNM data includes CNM/CMs as well as students in programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) and is limited to members of the association. The AMCB data does not include students but is reflective of the entire population of CNMs and CMs. For further information email [email protected].

ACNM 2019 Core Data Survey Highlights

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1.Walsh LV, DeJoseph J. Findings of the 1991 annual American College of Nurse-Midwives membership survey. J Nurse Midwifery.1993;38:35-41.
2.Walsh LV, Boggess JH. Findings of the American College of Nurse-Midwives annual membership surveys, 1993 and 1994. J Nurse Midwifery. 1996;41:230-235.
3.Kovner CT, Burkhardt P. Findings from the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ annual membership survey, 1995–1999. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2001;46:24-29.
4.Schuiling KD, Sipe TA, Fullerton J. Findings from the analysis of the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ membership surveys: 2000–2003. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2005;50:8-15.
5.Schuiling K, Sipe T, Fullerton J. Findings from the analysis of the American College of Nurse Midwives’ Membership Surveys: 2006–2008. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010;55:299-307.
6. Schuiling KD, Sipe TA, Fullerton J. Findings
from the analysis of the American College of Nurse‐Midwives’ membership surveys: 2009 to 2011. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2013;58(4):404-15.

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