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Old 01-08-2011, 06:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am considering taking a course through the Michigan School of Traditional Midwifery.  I am wondering if I will be able to work in a hospital setting and/or home setting after completion of the program. Thanks!


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As far I as know, only certified nurse midwives (CNMs) are able to have admitting privledges at hospitals. They are also able to be licensed in all 50 states. CPMs are licensed in about half the states. Here's a chart, but I'm not positive that it's up to date: http://mana.org/statechart.html

 

The credential from the school you linked to is a certified traditional midwife (CTM) which I don't think is officially licensed in any state to the best of my knowledge, but perhaps others know differently. This would mean CTMs probably operate in a legal gray area in most states, and probably outright illegally in some.

 

If you know you want to work in a hospital setting, going through a nursing program is probably your best bet. (Same if you want the option to work in both hospital and home settings.) A CPM would work for you if you are in a state that licenses CPMs and you know you want to work outside the hospital only. If you're not concerned with the legality of your practice, a CTM or no license at all may be acceptable to you (assuming you feel the training itself is adequate) but of course that comes with risks.

 

(FYI, I'm not a midwife, but I work in women's health.) Hope this helps.


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It does! Thanks so much.


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