Resources & Links for Students & Instructors

The National College of Midwifery does not endorse any of the websites listed below and cannot be held liable for the information contained within these web resources.

QUICK LINKS:

 

Evaluating Online Resources & Writing Scientific Papers

BeOnline BeOnline: Evaluating Internet Resources
An Annotated Guide to Selected Resources
education world Education World-This site explains the validity of various types of online resources.
wikimedia commons Evaluating Wikipedia - How to use and evaluate Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia articles are easy to find on almost every subject, but students are not allowed to use them as primary sources. However the articles are extremely useful in that they link to the primary sources that they are based upon.
GeorgetownUniversityLibrary Georgetown University Library:Evaluating Internet Resources
HostingFacts The Complete Guide to Evaluating Online Resources. Learn how to evaluate websites, online content, documents and other resources.
Netlab Netlab: How to Read a Research Article and Evaluate the Research-This is a lab with practice and evaluation.
OwlPurdue

Owl Purdue is one of the best resources for formatting, citing of resources and includes guidance on evaluating resources .

Purdue

 

Purdue Tutorials for Biology Students Searching the Scientific Literature

research&documentationonline Hacker and Fister. Research and documentation online. 5th edition. CSE documentation systems (Most biologists, zoologists, earth scientists, geneticists, and other scientists use one of three systems of documentation specified by the Council of Science Editors in Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th ed., 2006).)
ACP Writing a Research Abstract-Amercian College of Physicians
UMUC UMUC-Online guide to writing and resources This is an invaluable resource for guidance in writing research papers. It has great information for the entire research paper process, including but not limited to how to evaluate resources.

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Medical Journals & Databases

Free online journal databases search, locate, and access the latest research about different diseases, as well as access peer reviewed information from the past. (Many listed resources from: http://nursepractitionerdegree.org/25-free-online-medical-databases-to-learn-about-any-disease.html)

sciencedirect

All students now have access to the ScienceDirect.com database through NCM's article choice subscription. Students can search and request articles from this academic database of millions of scholarly articles, journals and book titles dating back to 1823. Contact cassaundraj@midwiferycollege.edu with the name of the articles you wish to have sent to you.

GoogleScholar

 

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/Researchers and students looking for expensive or hard to find research articles may find them here-FREE!

PubFacts One of the favorites and Free to use. This link is to the Obstetrics and Gynecology area. It has listings and free access to thousands of updated journal articles, not only in OBGYN, but in all medical and scientific areas. This is a great first step (and indeed you may need to search no further) in finding research materials and resources
WHO WHO : World Health Organization publishes free access to statistics, analysis and research for international medical issues.
Medscape Medscape: online magazine and resource for the latest medical information and articles with Free Membership
OnlineFreeMedicalJournals
Online Free Medical Journals: Find out about different diseases and read up on the latest information. You can also look up information by drugs or by disease. An interesting resource that anyone can use.
PubMedHealth PubMed Health: You can search full text articles on any number of diseases. Not all the articles are available for free, though. You can filter your search results so that you only get free journal articles, though. Using the database is, of course, free of charge.
http://www.dynamed.com/home/
Ebsco Dynamed Plus: Database focusing on evidence-based peer reviewed resources and articles. This may be one of the best resouces out there, but it is not free. There is a free trial, but the annual student membership is $100, and for Licensed Medical Practitioners is $200. This is highly recommended for students participating in advanced research and study in the MSM and PhD programs. Preceptors may also find this useful as it allow earning CME's for searches: http://www.dynamed.com/home/benefits/earn-cmes
Cochrane Library http://community.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Abstracts can be read for free and many of the reviews and full articles are also free.
medicaljournals.com
Medical-Journals.com: Find links to medical journals and learn about different diseases. You will also find access to subscriber journals. But this free data base can also help you find free journal articles from around the world.
FreeMedicalJournals.com Free Medical Journals: Offers access to full text articles and abstracts from free sources around the world. An interesting look at diseases past and present, and access to medical knowledge from various places around the globe.
Home HighWire: Stanford University offers access to free online journals. This includes medical and health journals. Get insights into different diseases, and read about the latest advancements in treatments. Includes medical theories and disease information.
DMOZ
Free Online Journals: Learn more about different diseases when you search this database of free online journals. Get access to peer reviewed information about thousands of conditions, and search for answers.
ISPub.com Scientific Medical Journals:ISPUB is an open-access collection of peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, covering a wide range of topics, disciplines, and specialties, and boasting authorship from all around the world.
A free database that can help you find the information you are looking for.
OBGYNJournal
Obstetrics & Gynecology Journal Search this medical journal online for articles on OBGYN issues.

Elsevier

Elsevier Science Direct is an online archive of medical Journals and books. As a guest user, you have access to all abstracts, but there is a charge for the entire article. Many of these resources can be found for free elsewhere in the other resources listed here, but this is a good search engine to find the resources you need.
healio
Healio (formerly Medical Matrix): Provides education and information to physicians, nurses and other health care providers via 42 journals and newspapers, more than 200 medical and allied health books, websites and dozens of custom projects. CME's also available.
Wiley Online Library Wiley Online Library is an Online Library with medical and scientific resources, including the Cochrane Reviews. You can search free resources from around the web with the help of this online medical database. Many articles are free, though some must be ordered through a local library. A free login is available

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FREE ONLINE MEDICAL DICTIONARIES:

Drugs.com http://www.drugs.com/medical_dictionary.html (Medical Dictionary by Steadmans)
KingsMedicalLibrary http://www.kmle.com/
Medic8 http://www.medic8.com/MedicalDictionary.htm
Medicine.net http://www.medicinenet.com/medterms-medical-dictionary/article.htm
MediLexi http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php
MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html
Mirriam Webster Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical
FarlexDictionary http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/
WebMD http://dictionary.webmd.com/

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Midwifery Training and Licensure:

  IV, CPR, NRP Courses

GMEC

Genesis Medical Education Consultants Offer courses in IV, NRP and CPR. NCM accepts their courses to satisfy these requirements for the ASM/BSM programs.

NCM students: Sign up for a course and complete the course before the end of 2016 and receive a 10% discount off the tuition. 500 S. Kraemer Blvd., #105, Brea, CA  92821. Tel: 714-577-0187
http://genesismec.com/

mercyinaction INTRAVENOUS THERAPY FOR MIDWIVES
   
  Information for DIRECT-ENTRY MIDWIFERY:

Careeronestopcareeronestop

CareerOneStop.org is website with a searchable database of contact information and licensing organizations for each state. Use this website to find midwifery license information for your state
childbirthprofessionals ChildbirthProfessionals focus is to advocate for certified professional midwives (CPM) or licensed midwives (LM) in the United States
MANA MANA's list of Midwifery Regulations and Licensing Agencies, State-by-State: This is an amazing resource for all midwives and midwifery students
MEAC Schools Listing of MEAC Accredited Midwifery Schools
Hearthside Hearthside Midwifery Study Group: A Listing of Non-MEAC Accredited Midwifery Schools
ICM International Confederation of Midwives http://www.internationalmidwives.org/
. Future Midwives Alliance: busy working on the second draft of the Midwifery Student Bill of Rights
midwiferytoday Midwifery Today-Articles, Issues, Resources, Contacts, Training, Conferences
BigPush The Big Push for Midwives Campaign represents tens of thousands of people in the United States who support increasing access to Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs), out-of-hospital maternity care, and more birth options for women in America.
NARM NARM- North American Registry of Midwives - for CPM certification
  Information for NURSE MIDWIFERY CNM's and Certified Midwives CM's:
ACNM American College of Nurse-Midwives: Information on becoming a NURSE Midwife http://www.midwife.org/Become-a-Midwife
ACMB American Midwifery Certification Board-For CNM and CM Certification
BestBSN BestColleges.com investigative review of the best online bsn programs available in the US. Includes valuable resources and guides for students such as financial aid information that students can leverage to help finance their education.  
learnhowtobecome learnhowtobecome.org resources to help nursing students find their way
midwifeschooling.com Midwifeschooling.com A resource for aspiring and existing NURSE Midwives. The information includes accredited programs, state licensing requirements, details on the AMCB exam, credentialing information and salary surveys that will help individuals in career advancement
nursing.org Information on becoming a Labor and Delivery Nurse. This site also has a great list of scholarships for nursing students
Philadelphia University http://www.philau.edu/midwifery/ Philadelphia University M.S. in Midwifery (full or part-time)
This option leads to a Master of Science degree and eligibility to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board exam, and is available in a 2-year full-time or 3-year part-time format. In either format, the clinical rotation portion is full-time. Nurse practitioners, foreign educated midwives and MEAC-educated certified professional midwives may qualify for advanced placement in this program.

rntobsn

nursingdegreeguide

rntobsn.org Nursing Career Guide by State and breakdown of education programs

nursingdegreeguide.com

UNM The University of New Mexico's Nurse Midwifery program
  Useful Educational Websites:
AcademicHelp

AcademicHelp.net is a free educational resource, which is visited by more than 120,000 students and teachers per month. It includes lots of materials, resources and guidelines for academic writing. We have also tailored a great number of writing samples. Additionally, our writing experts answer live questions that come from website visitors.

lynda lynda.com/ : Online training in software, programs, and media. Many courses for free, others require a membership.
CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know. CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam, you can earn 3 or more college credits. Exams cost $80. NCM accepts CLEP scores of 50 or higher to satisfy many general education requirements for the ASM and BSM programs. 

modernstates.org https://modernstates.org/ Take tuition-free, high quality courses online from top institutions for college credit. NCM accepts Modernstates college-level courses to satisfy several general education requirements for the ASM and BSM programs.
nursingabc Nursing ABC-High School level test-prep courses that will prepare you to take the CLEP exam for college credit. Although NCM will not accept Nursing ABC credits, as they are below college-level, NCM accepts CLEP exams for credit to satisfy many general education requirements for the ASM and BSM programs
portage Portage-College-level General Education courses. NCM accepts Portage college-level courses to satisfy many general education requirements for the ASM and BSM programs.
straighterline.com Straighterline.com Offers affordable online courses for college credit. NCM accepts Straighterline college-level courses to satisfy many general education requirements for the ASM and BSM programs.
Study.com Study.com Offers online college credit courses. NCM accepts study.com college-level courses to satisfy many general education requirements for the ASM and BSM programs.

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Continuing Education Opportunities for Midwifery Educators

No one can afford to get stuck in their training. Midwives, and especially preceptors need to build the bricks of the kind of midwife and educator you are going to become and stay throughout your career. Continuing Education allows midwives to stay up to date on the latest information in their field and is required for continued licensure and certification. All midwives and midwifery preceptors must keep their skills sharp and their knowledge cutting-edge.

  Midwifery -Focused Sites & Continuing Education Resources for Midwifery Educators
AssociationofChildbearingCenters

American Association of Birth Centers: Birth centers, individuals and organizations that promote and support  birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost effective with minimal intervention. Conferences and Continuing Education.

AcademicHelp

AcademicHelp.net is a free educational resource, which is visited by more than 120,000 students and teachers per month. It includes lots of materials, resources and guidelines for academic writing. We have also tailored a great number of writing samples. Additionally, our writing experts answer live questions that come from website visitors.

AME

The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening midwifery educators, schools, and administrators through connection, collaboration and coordination. All midwifery educators - preceptors, academic faculty, and school administrators - are welcome as members. AME's MEAC-approved continuing education series for midwives and educators

American College of Nurse Midwives The ACNM Live Learning Center is your official online portal to professional development designed for and by midwives. Upgraded platform connects midwives to recorded content from ACNM events and provides opportunities to earn free CEUs.
CarnegieMellonUniversity

Carnegie-Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation. A great resource for those interested in Educational Tools and Course or Program Design.

childbirthconnections

Childbirth Connection: a mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families. Access to resources for mothers and healthcare providers.

childbirthprofessionals ChildbirthProfessionals focus is to advocate for certified professional midwives (CPM) or licensed midwives (LM) in the United States
International Center for Traditional Childbearing International Center for Traditional Childbearing: ICTC outreaches and invites the Black community to learn the legacy of the Black midwife and to consider becoming midwives. The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) is a non-profit infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding support, and midwife training organization, comprised of women and men who want to improve birth outcomes and provide training opportunities in their communities. Conferences and training opportunities.
CMI Christian Midwives International is an organization made up of Christian Birth Professionals. Conferences, Memberships.
CitizensForMidwifery
Citizens for Midwifery: National consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care.
CfM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country. This site has great links to resources about midwifery care.
http://www.dynamed.com/home/ Ebsco Dynamed Plus: Database focusing on evidence-based peer reviewed resources and articles. This may be one of the best resouces out there, but it is not free. There is a free trial, but the annual student membership is $100, and for Licensed Medical Practitioners is $200. This is highly recommended for students participating in advanced research and study in the MSM and PhD programs. Preceptors may also find this useful as it allow earning CME's for searches: http://www.dynamed.com/home/benefits/earn-cmes
Homebirth Summit Homebirth Summit:  the Home Birth Summits convene a multidisciplinary group of leaders, representing all stakeholder perspectives, to address their shared responsibility for care of women who plan home births in the United States
International Confederation of Midwives - Strengthening Midwifery Globally International Confederation of Midwives ICM is an accredited non-governmental organisation and represents midwives and midwifery to organisations worldwide to achieve common goals in the care of mothers and newborns. These organisations include the WHO and other UN Agencies, global professional health care organisations including the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Paediatric Association (IPA), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), non-governmental organisations, bilateral and civil society groups. ICM Global Standards Competencies and Tools
lynda lynda.com/ : Online training in software, programs, and media. Many courses for free, others require a membership.
M2Mi.org

M2Mi.org or Midwife to Midwifery Instructor is a website requiring a free login. It supplies free course syllabus templates, Academic Lesson Plan Forms, Clinical Lesson Plan Forms and more to Midwifery Preceptors and Instructors. It was designed to fit with NCM's or any other midwifery training program.

MANA

mana.org/ : Midwives Alliance of North America mana.org/about-midwives/state-by-state : MANA's listing of Midwifery Law state by state

http://mana.org/research-1: MANA Research Projects

MANAStatistics https://www.manastats.org/help_public_about Enroll in the MANA Statistics Database to submit your data

MANA Convention 2015:

MANA Shine 2015

MANA's annual conventions are a gathering place for midwives, students & supporters The Midwives Alliance has been hosting annual conventions as a gathering place for all midwives for over 30 years. This is an honor we take great pride in and strive to provide not only a place for midwives to receive high quality continuing education, but also relaxation, renewal and friendship amongst other midwives and birth workers. The annual convention is hosted in different cities around the U.S. each year in order to be accessible to many midwives.
Midwifery Today

Midwifery Today Conferences: Meet Midwives from around the World! Learn new ideas for serving clients. Gain an inspiring, empowering education while you earn CEUs (US conferences only). Engage your mind and enrich your heart with new insights. Meet new and old friends

MEAC Schools MEAC Midwifery Education Accreditation Council is an independent, nonprofit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
as an accrediting agency of direct-entry midwifery institutions and programs.
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) NACPM: National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
NARM NARM.org : North American Registry of Midwives. Information on the NARM exam and CPM
SQUAT Birth Journal SQUATFest Conference: for birth workers, students, parents, and advocates, organized by the folks that bring you SQUAT Birth Journal. SQUATfest is like walking into the pages of our quarterly birth journal, with a focus on reproductive justice, evidence-based practice, full-spectrum care, and much more. 
TransformingMidwiferyCare Childbirth Connection: Seeks to improve maternity care- team of innovators in maternity care delivery and health systems design to define the fundamental values, principles, and goals for a high-quality, high-value maternity care system. The resulting consensus document, 2020 Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System serves as a focal point to inspire improvement strategies, and formed the basis for the Blueprint for Action. Blog, webinar, action.
US Midwifery ERA (US MERA) US Midwifery ERA (US MERA) : The US MERA workgroup is comprised of 5 representatives of the seven national midwifery organizations: Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), and North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). For nearly three years, these organizations have been working together to envision and work toward a more cohesive US midwifery presence inspired and informed by global midwifery standards and competencies adopted by the International Confederation of Midwives in 2011. US MERA can be reached at usmerasc@gmail.com.
International Day of the Midwife Virtual International Day of the Midwife:The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) celebrates the International Day of the Midwife by bringing midwives, students, consumers and all parties interested in childbirth from across the globe together using online electronic media. A 24 hour conference is held each year covering a wide range of topics with speakers from all over the world. The recordings from the last three conferences are available

FREE CEUs:

NACPM: Best Practices for Risk Management for CPM Practice
May 3rd, registration required. Diversity and Equity in Action at ILCA: Integrating Core Values into All We Do
April 7th, 1 E-CERP (counts toward CPM required CEUs) Newborn Metabolic Screen and CCHD
Available online all the time.

How to use Medscape for free CEUs. Visit http://www.medscape.com/
Click on CME & Education
Make an account or if you already have an account check out the following opportunities, which are equivalent to over 7 hours:

Zika Virus Protecting Patient Rights: EHRs, Mobile Devices, HIPAA, Patient Privacy etc Test Your Knowledge of Challenging Cases in Eating Disorders CME/CE
Medscape Education Psychiatry & Mental Health, February 23, 2016 Detecting Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Clinicians CME/CE
Medscape Education Clinical Briefs, March 24, 2016
Are Maternity Services Compromised on the Weekends? CME/CE
An observational study notes that more adverse outcomes in obstetric care, such as maternal
News, Jan 05, 2016
0.25 credits
Can Most Maternal Deaths Be Prevented? CME/CE
A new review highlights the top 5 causes of pregnancy-related mortality in California; data suggest that 41% to 70% of these deaths may have been preventable.
News, Apr 26, 2015
0.25 credits
Intervention Significantly Reduces Cesarean Delivery Rates CME/CE
An intervention consisting of onsite training in management of labor and delivery to decrease rates of cesarean delivery yielded a modest but significant reduction, mostly in low-risk pregnancies.
News, Jul 21, 2015
0.25 credits
A Guide to Progestogens: Progesterone and Progestin in Preventing Preterm Birth CME/CE
Differentiating between progestogens can be tricky. Obstetric experts provide a concise précis.
Expert Commentary, Nov 17, 2015
0.25 credits
Vasomotor Menopausal Symptoms Last Longer Than Realized CME/CE
A data study reveals that vasomotor symptoms, or hot flashes, average 7.5 years in duration among menopausal women, indicating the need for more counseling and treatment options.
News, Apr 13, 2015
0.25 credits
Prophylactic Transfusion for Pregnant Women With Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Prophylactic transfusion in pregnant women with sickle cell disease may reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity risks, based on a systematic review, but a rigorous, multicenter randomized clinical trial is needed.
Journal Article, Nov 18, 2015
Newly Graduated Physicians Desire Broader Scope of Practice CME/CE
A cross-sectional study of family physicians taking American Board of Family Medicine examinations reveals that a new generation of physicians wants to provide more comprehensive care.
News, Jan 13, 2016
0.25 credits
ACOG Guidance Addresses Change From Pediatric to Adult Care CME/CE
New guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists focuses on holistic care for young adult women and helps clinicians transition these patients from pediatric to adult care.
News, May 27, 2015
0.25 credits
Updated ACOG Recommendations for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine CME/CE
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has updated recommendations for human
News, Jul 29, 2015
0.25 credits
ACOG Issues Guideline on Nausea/ Vomiting in Pregnancy CME/CE
, effective treatments are available for more severe cases, based on an obstetrics practice bulletin.
News, Sep 23, 2015
0.25 credits
Anesthetic Improves Sex Drive in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients CME/CE
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors with dyspareunia can have comfortable intercourse using a liquid lidocaine compress on the vulvar vestibule before penetration, based on a randomized trial.
News, Sep 01, 2015
0.25 credits
Eating Healthy vs Exercise Improves Weight Loss in Pregnancy CME/CE
This article is intended for obstetricians/gynecologists, family medicine practitioners, internists, nurses, and pharmacists involved in the care of pregnant women at risk for gestational diabetes mellitus.
News, Aug 04, 2015
0.25 credits
Beta-Blocker Use Improves Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients CME/CE
Use of a nonselective beta-blocker may improve overall survival time in women with ovarian cancer even among women with hypertension, based on a retrospective review.
News, Oct 13, 2015
0.25 credits
ACS/ ASCO Releases New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Survivors CME/CE
New American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines for breast cancer survivors do not support routine laboratory and imaging tests for asymptomatic women but advise screening.
News, Jan 13, 2016
0.25 credits
Role of Epilepsy and Patient Outcomes in Pregnant Women CME/CE
Pregnant women with epilepsy are at significantly greater risk for many adverse outcomes during their delivery hospitalization, including a more than 10-fold increased mortality risk.
News, Aug 12, 2015
0.25 credits
Techniques and Tips: Best Practices in IUD Contraception CME/CE
With several intrauterine devices now available, a demonstration of the different placement techniques is warranted.
Article/Courses, Oct 26, 2015
0.50 credits
Does Early Screening Reduce Deaths From Ovarian Cancer? CME/CE
Annual ovarian cancer screening appeared to reduce mortality by 20%, but longer follow-up is needed to determine efficacy and cost-effectiveness.
News, Jan 19, 2016
0.25 credits
Preventing HPV-Associated Disease: Targeting an Adolescent Health Priority CME/CE
An expert panel discusses practical strategies for overcoming barriers to HPV vaccination in adolescents.
Article/Courses, Nov 30, 2015
1.00 credits

Calendar of CEU Opportunities Accredited by MEAC: http://meacschools.org/calendar-of-ceu-offerings/

Inexpensive Online CEUs GOLD Midwifery Online Conference (Annually mid February – April)
GOLD Lactation Online Conference (Annually mid April – May)
GOLD Perinatal Online Conference (Annually mid October – November)
https://www.goldlearning.com/online-events/annual-conferences

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Resources for Health Care Professionals

There are also medical database sites aimed at health care professionals. While some of the information might be a little technical, it is still helpful information, and interesting.

   
Disease Database Disease Database: This database from The Doctors Lounge is aimed at providing disease summaries. It’s a helpful resource for health care professionals looking to brush up, or students looking to pass exams.
GIDEON | Helping doctors make better decisions GIDEON: This database of infectious diseases is updated regularly, and aimed at helping medical professionals in their jobs. It is a paid database if you want the service, but you can sign up for a free trial, and search the database for free for a limited time.
Goomedic.com Symptoms and Diseases Database: Symptoms and Diseases Database (SADDB) is a web based application created to help doctors and clinic users to store patients data, disease and symptoms. This is a patients record project aimed at medical professionals. It is possible to share symptoms and diseases, and search the database for information that can help in diagnosis. An interesting resource aimed at helping doctors connect with each other.
MedicalMnemonics.com Medical Mnemonics: A free, non-profit, online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help remember the important details.
Medical Resource Reviews Database Medical Resource Reviews Database: This database is aimed at helping health care professionals and others find information about different medical resources. Can lead you to helpful information on different diseases.
Medscape Medscape: Aimed at physicians and other health care professionals, this site offers a searchable database, as well as specialty sites and full text journal articles.
NORDphysicianguide NORD Physician Guide for Rare Diseases rare disease educational website developed by The National Organization for Rare Disorders. By raising awareness of rare diseases among physicians, clinicians and other medical professionals, NORD strives to help patients obtain earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
TDR Targets TDR Targets: This database from the World Health Organization offers information on neglected tropical diseases, as well as the compounds that could help. This site is aimed at medical researchers looking to develop ways to alleviate diseases that may not be addressed as well as they should be.  'TDR' for Tropical Disease Research, a special programme within the World Health Organization.

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Consumer Links and Resources

These sites are written to provide information for consumers. It is easily accessible information, and explanations are basic and written so that a wide variety of people can understand them.

The National College of Midwifery does not endorse any of the websites listed below and cannot be held liable for the information contained within these web resources.

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Homeopathy ABC Homeopathy Remedy Finder : User-Friendly website allows users to filter homeopathic remedies by symptoms.
addictioncenter Addiction Center: A free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. Includes information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

childbirth connections

Childbirth Connection: Website designed to assist women to make informed decisions, give access to evidence-based information and help navigate their maternity care throughout their pregnancy and birth journey.

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CHE Toxicant and Disease Database: Information on diseases caused by toxins and chemicals in the environment. Search by disease to find out what might cause it, or look at toxins to see what diseases they might cause.

Desert Hope: This page summarizes available governmental, organizational and other resources and makes them easily accessible to those searching for assistance. It include dozens of citations of the latest research studies and external resources for pregnant women seeking mental health and addiction help.

Disease Database

Disease Database: Find information on different diseases, and learn about where you can get even more information. A helpful resource that anyone can use free of charge.

Drugrehab.com

advanced recovery systems

www.drugrehab.com A website with information and answers for people fighting addiction

Addiction and Pregnancy: A Guide for Expectant Mothers This page has great resources, including risks, statistics, explanations, co-occurring disorders, treatment options, legal consequences and more for individual drug types.

Signs of Addiction

Drugs.com Drugs.com is a website with good tools including a "Drugs A-Z," a "pill identifier," and "interactions checker."

Drugabuse.com

Drugabuse.com A website with information on addictive drugs, drug abuse, signs and symptoms, treatment.

drugdangers.com

Drug Dangers is a website providing information about the latest lawsuits and news regarding drugs and devices that may be defective.

drugtreatmentcenterfinder

Drug Treatment Center Finder a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation.
FDA US Food & Drug Administration's official website. Information on safety, approvals, recals on food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and much more.
Healthline : Power of Intelligent Health Healthline: Consumer-Friendly database with access to information about different diseases: Explore their development, and consider treatments.
Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic: This great web site offers consumer friendly information about a number of diseases. Includes up to date news and information, and answers.
MedicineNet MedicineNet.com: This consumer site is aimed at bringing doctor’s knowledge to more people. You can search different conditions and diseases and learn about symptoms and treatments.
MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You MedlinePlus: Health and medical information on a number of topics. Search diseases to learn about symptoms, treatments and more. Find out about drugs and other items related to your health and to medicine. From the National Library of Medicine.
MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You Herbal Medicine Botanicals, Phytotherapy  Medline Plus' information on Herbal Medicine Also called: Botanicals, Phytotherapy: Information on herbs, plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. This website contains a list of many herbal remedies/dietary supplements. Although it is not necessarily in favor of their use, it does list the use and contains information on the side effects and drug interactions.

National Partnership for Women and Families

 

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Direct-Entry Midwifery Licensure and Certification Requirements by state, including Direct-Entry Midwifery Regulatory Agency Contact Information and NCM's permission to provide education in these jurisdictions.

NCM's ASM program satisfies NARM's clinical requirements for CPM and MEAC's Essential Competencies for Midwives. All states have state-specific licensure requirements that NCM may not satisfy. Many states conform to NARM and MEAC requirements, but some have additional clinical, academic, and/or other requirements beyond the basic ASM minimum requirements. In many cases, students can complete additional required clinicals for their state while enrolled at NCM so that the state's required clinicals are reflected on the student's official transcript. NCM does not know the exact and changing requirements for licensure of each state. For this reason, prior to enrolling in NCM's program, students please contact the  state's regulatory agency directly for licensure requirements. The contact information is listed in the table below:

If the state or jurisdiction in which you reside is not listed, please contact NCM. NCM must be approved or exempt from licensure as an institution of higher education in every jurisdiction in which it enrolls a student. NCM is happy to reach out to jurisdictions to apply for permission/exemption.

Table updated 10/31/2016

States A-Z

1. Midwifery Licensure. (Will NCM's MEAC Accredited Program qualify to lead to licensure in the state?) 2. Contact information for the state agency that regulates Direct-Entry Midwifery (Where no agency regulates direct-entry midwifery, the nursing board is listed) 3. MEAC Accredited Education Requirement 4. NARM Licensure-certification Reciprocity available 5. Non-Nurse midwifery Cert. in this state 6. NOTES Regarding licensure for direct-entry midwives. http://mana.org/about-midwives/state-by-state 7. Approval Type
Alabama (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives. AL Board of Nursing
National Council Licensure Examination for Practice
P O Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
(334) 242 4060
abn@abn.alabama.gov
http://www.abn.alabama.gov
N/A  

CPM-Not yet, but legislation in progress

Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses. CNMs are required to submit a collaborative practice agreement with a qualified physician, and may request prescribing authority for non-controlled drugs. SARA
Alaska (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
State Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
(907) 465 2580
license@alaska.gov
http://www.commerce.alaska.gov/occ/
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Alaska. Both may bill Medicaid. Alaska CNMs have prescriptive authority. SARA
American Samoa NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.   N/A   NONE Direct entry midwives are not regulated in these territories; there is no licensure available. NO- unknown regulations, not SARA member
Arizona (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Health Services, Department of
150 N. 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364 2536
http://www.azdhs.gov/als/index.htm
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Arizona. YES-By letter and SARA
Arkansas (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Arkansas Department of Health
Women's Health
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 401
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 661 2480
adh.whgen@arkansas.gov
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Arkansas. SARA
California (WICHE) YES -Accepts NCM's ASM Department of Consumer Affairs
Medical Board of California
Licensing Program
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263 2382
webmaster@mbc.ca.gov
http://www.mbc.ca.gov
Requires a program approved by the California Medical Board NCM's ASM program approved by CA medical board  CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of California. YES- NCM approved by letter by CA
Colorado (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Department of Regulatory Agencies
Division of Registrations
1560 Broadway, Suite 1340
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 894 2440
http://www.dora.state.co.us
Graduate from a MEAC-approved educational program or (NARM) Portfolio Evaluation Process Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Colorado. YES-By letter and SARA
Connecticut (NEBHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives. Department of Public Health
Health Care Systems Branch
Practitioner Licensing & Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O.Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509 7603
olpc.dph@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/dph/license
N/A   NONE, but planning legislation Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Connecticut; there is no licensure available. SARA
Delaware (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

Board of Nursing
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., STE. 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
(302) 744 4500

N/A  

CM-YES

CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress

Direct entry midwives are theoretically able to obtain a permit to practice; in reality, only one permit has been issued since a 2007 regulation requiring a collaborative agreement with a physician. YES -By letter and SARA
District of Columbia NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives. Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Health
Health Regulation Administration
899 North Capitol Street, NE–2ndFloor
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 724-4900
Fax: (202) 724-5145
http://doh.dc.gov/page/health-regulation-and-licensing-administration
N/A   NONE, but planning legislation Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the District of Columbia; there is no licensure available. SARA
Florida (SREB) Students residing in Florida will not be able to complete training within Florida Licensure prohibits FL midwives from Clinically precepting students from NON-FL schools Prior to enrolling, please contact the  Licensing Board Directly for licensure requirements Fl. Department of Health
Medical Quality Assurance/ Licensure Services
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL
Phone: 850 -488-0595
Fax: 850 - 245-4791 http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/index.html
Not yet required - please see application Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Florida. NO-NCM does not accept students in FL 
Georgia (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207 2440
http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/

N/A   None - legislatively inactive Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Georgia; there is no licensure available. SARA
Guam NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives. Health Professional Licensing Office
Department of Public Health and Social Services
Hagatna, GU 96932-2816
(671) 735 7106
N/A   None - legislatively inactive Direct entry midwives are not regulated in these territories; there is no licensure available. NO- unknown regulations, not SARA member
Hawaii (WICHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Board of Nursing
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Hawaii State Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P. O. Box 3469, [335 Merchant St., Rm. 301, Honolulu, HI 96813]
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586 3000
nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards /nursing/

N/A   None - legislatively inactive Direct entry midwives are legal by statute, but licensure has been deemed too expensive, so is unavailable. SARA
Idaho (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Idaho State Board of Midwifery
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 W. State St., PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063
(208) 334 3233
mid@ibol.idaho.gov
http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/
some MEAC accredited courses required.   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of ID. SARA
Illinois (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 782 8556
http://www.idfpr.com
N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Illinois; there is no licensure available. SARA
Indiana (MHEC) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Direct Entry Midwifery Committee
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 234-2060
Fax Number: (317) 233-4236
Email: pla3@pla.in.govhttp://www.in.gov/pla/3523.htm
Not yet required   CPM - not yet effective, unknown start date  Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of IN. Direct entry midwives are licensed as certified direct entry midwives, not yet effective, unknown start date. SARA
Iowa (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Iowa Board of Nursing
Iowa Department of Public Health
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
(515) 281 6488

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Iowa; there is no licensure available. SARA
Kansas (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
(785) 296 4929
http://www.ksbn.org

N/A   legislatively inactive Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Kansas; there is no licensure available. SARA
Kentucky (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 429 3300
http://kbn.ky.gov

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Kentucky; there is no licensure available. SARA
Louisiana (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Office of Continuing Education
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3400
(504) 568 6820 ext 233
lsbmever@lsbme.org
http://www.lsbme.louisiana.gov
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in LA. SARA
Maine (NEBHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center
600 Maryland Avenue, SW - Suite 100 West
Washington, ME 20024-2571
(202) 554 4444

N/A   CPM- NO, but listed by the Big Push as a state that has laws regulating CPM's Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the State of Maine; there is no licensure available. Legislation allows midwives to purchase and administer oxygen, injectable vitamin K, erythromycin eye ointment, lidocaine, and oxytocin. SARA
Maryland (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Maryland State Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Maryland Board of Nursing
4201 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764 1900
http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/mbn

N/A   CPM-YES, In progress Per a bill passed May 12th, 2015, direct entry midwives will be recognized and licensed as Certified Professional Midwives. Information on licensing as a CPM is Maryland is not yet available. SARA
Massachusetts (NEBHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway St., Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 414 0168 http://www.mass.gov/

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Massachusetts; there is no licensure available. NO-NCM does not accept students in MA 
Michigan (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Bureau of Professional Licensing - Licensing Division
Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373 8068
bplhelp@michigan.gov
http://www.michigan.gov/bpl

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Michigan; there is no licensure available. SARA
Minnesota (MHEC) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements

Minnesota Board of Medical Practitioners
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500, University Park Plaza, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
(612) 617 2130
medical.board@state.mn.us
http://www.bmp.state.mn.us/

N/A   CPM - YES Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in MN. SARA
Mississippi (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements

Mississippi Board of Nursing
Dr. Marcia M. Rachel
Executive Director
1935 Lakeland Dr Ste B
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 987 4188

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of MS; there is no licensure available. SARA
Missouri (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard, P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, M 65102-0656
(573) 751 0681 ext 8007352966
nursing@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/

N/A  

CPM - NO

CM - YES

 

Both certified nurse midwives and direct entry midwives may practice in MO; only CNMs are eligible for licensure. SARA
Montana (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Montana Board of Alternative Health Care
301 South Park, 4th Floor, PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841 2394
dlibsdahc@mt.gov http://b.bsd.dli.mt.gov
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in MT. SARA
Nebraska (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health - Licensure Unit
Office of Nursing & Nursing Support
PO Box 94986, 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471 4376
karen.bowen@nebraska.gov http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth /Pages/crl_profindex1.aspx

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct Entry Midwives are not regulated by the State of Nebraska; there is no licensure available. SARA
Nevada (WICHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives

Nevada State Board of Nursing
Licensure, Certification and Education
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy, Building B, STE 300
Las Vegas, 89119-7533
(702) 486 5800
nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
http://www.nevadanursingboard.org

N/A   None - legislatively inactive Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Nevada; there is no licensure available. SARA
New Hampshire (NEBHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Midwifery Council
NH Office of Professional Licensure & Certification
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 279 8860
drcranny@yahoo.com  
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in NH. SARA
New Jersey Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements

The State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety: Division of Consumer Affairs:State Board of Medical Examiners: Midwifery Liaison Committee
140 E Front St, 2nd Floor, PO Box 183
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: 609-826-7100 http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov Application

YES- either (A.C.N.M.) or
(M.E.A.C.)
 

CM- YES

CPM - YES

Both Certified Nurse-Midwives and direct entry midwives (CMs and MEAC graduate CPMs) may practice and be licensed in NJ. All are licensed as licensed midwives. SARA
New Mexico (WICHE) YES                       New Mexico Department of HealthMaternal Health
2040 South Pacheco
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476 8866
catherine.avery@state.nm.us
https://nmhealth.org
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in NM, and are regulated by the public health division. YES - Licensed
New York NO- NCM programs do not satisfy NY requirements. NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
NYS Board for Midwifery
89 Washington Avenue - 2nd Flr.
Albany, 12234
(518) 474 3817
midwifbd@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.op.nysed.gov/
N/A   CM - YES CPM-NO listed on the Big Push website as a state that has laws to regulate CPM's, but in practice, they will onliy accept CM's Both Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) and direct entry midwives who have passed the American Midwifery Certification Board (CMs) exam may practice and be licensed in NY. NO- Although this is a SARA state, students are NOT allowed to complete clinicals within NY
North Carolina (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

NC Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 782 3211
http://www.ncbon.com/

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of North Carolina; there is no licensure available. YES- by letter and SARA
North Dakota (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

ND Board of Nursing
919 7th Street South Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 328 9777
https://www.ndbon.org/

N/A   NONE, but planning legislation Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of North Dakota; there is no licensure available. SARA
N. Marianas Islands (WICHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands
PO Box 1458
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 234 8950

N/A   unknown Direct entry midwives are not regulated in these territories; there is no licensure available. NO- unknown regulations, not SARA member
Ohio (MHEC) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410
(614) 466 3947
licensure@nursing.ohio.gov
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct Entry Midwives are not regulated by the state of Ohio; there is no licensure available. SARA
Oklahoma (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 962 1800
Jackye.Ward@nursing.ok.gov
http://nursing.ok.gov

N/A   None - legislatively inactive Direct Entry Midwives are not regulated by the State of Oklahoma; there is no licensure available. SARA
Oregon (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Oregon Health Licensing Agency
700 Summer St NE #320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
(503) 378 8667
http://www.oregon.gov/ohla   https://www.oregon.gov
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in OR. Both may bill for Medicaid reimbursement. SARA
Pennsylvania NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

Department of State
Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
Medicine Board
116 Pine Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 783 1400 http://www.dos.pa.gov/Professional Licensing/Pages/Bureau-of- Professional -and-Occupational -Affairs.aspx

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of PA; there is no licensure available. SARA
Puerto Rico     N/A   legislation in progress   NO- unknown regulations, not SARA member
Rhode Island (NEBHE) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

RI Department of Health
Healthcare Licensing
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222 5700
Michele.Monroe@health.ri.gov
http://www.health.ri.gov/licensing /healthcare/

N/A  

CM- YES

CPM-NO, but listed on the Big Push website as a state that has laws to regulate CPM's

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the State of Rhode Island; there is no licensure available. SARA
South Carolina (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements S.C. DHEC Health Regulation
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-4370 - Michelle Hatcher http://www.scdhec.gov
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in SC. SARA
South Dakota (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S Louise Ave Ste 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
(605) 362 2760
http://doh.sd.gov/Boards/Nursing/

N/A   CPM- not yet, but legislation in progress Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of South Dakota; there is no licensure available. SARA
Tennessee (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Council of Certified Professional Midwifery
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-4384
1-800-778-4123 http://health.state.tn.us
Not yet required   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in TN. SARA
Texas (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Midwifery Program, Professional Licensing & Certification Division
Texas Department of Health
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3183
(512) 834 4523 https://www.dshs.texas.gov
Not yet required, but is an approved pathway Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both certified nurse midwives and direct entry midwives may practice and are eligible for licensure in TX. YES- by letter and SARA
Utah (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Utah Department of Commerece
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South, PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(801) 530 6628
DOPLWeb@utah.gov
http://dopl.utah.gov/
Not yet required   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in UT. SARA
Vermont (NEBHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
Midwife Licensing
City Center, 89 Main Street, 3rd floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
(802) 828 2373
aprille.morrison@sec.state.vt.us
http://www.sec.state.vt.us /professional-regulation/list-of-professions/midwives.aspx
Not yet required   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in VT.
www.vtprofessionals.org
SARA
Virginia (SREB) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements http://www.dhp.virginia.gov
Contact info:
Virginia Board Of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4600
Not yet required   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in Virginia. SARA
Washington (WICHE) YES - additional items are required and can be completed concurrently to ASM program.  Prior to enrolling, please contact the  Licensing Board Directly for application Department of Health
101 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 236 4700
customerservice@cpaboard.wa.gov
http://www.doh.wa.gov   
email: hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov
Not yet required Approved by NARM for licensure-certification reciprocity CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in WA. Both are eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. There is superior regulatory language in WA for all midwives. SARA
West Virginia (SREB) NO-As of 10/31/2016 there was no State Agency Regulating or offering licensure to direct entry midwives.

West Virginia Board of Examiners
for Registered Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311-1620

N/A   NONE, but planning legislation Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of West Virginia; there is no licensure available. SARA
Wisconsin (MHEC) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements WI Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing
1400 E. Washington Ave, PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266 2112
web@dsps.wi.gov
http://dsps.wi.gov
Not yet required   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in WI. SARA
Wyoming (WICHE) Prior to enrolling, please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for state-specific requirements BOARD OF MIDWIFERY
Attn: Veronica Skoranski
1800 CAREY AVE., 4TH FLOOR
CHEYENNE, WY 82002
(307) 777 3628
veronica.skoranski@wyo.gov
http://plboards.state.wy.us
YES-Requires MEAC Accredited Program   CPM - YES Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in WY. YES- By letter and SARA
Outside USA:              
Madagascar Please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for jurisdiction-specific requirements           contacted, awaiting response
Mexico Please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for jurisdiction-specific requirements           contacted, awaiting response
Manitoba, CANADA Please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for jurisdiction-specific requirements           (no clinicals) without an agreement with a Manitoba state  university
Ontario, CANADA Please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for jurisdiction-specific requirements           contacted, awaiting response
Philippines NCM students are NOT eligible for Philippine Midwifery Licensure         CHED has notified NCM that it is exempt from its jurisdiction and operating in accordance with Filipino law
Rwanda Please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for jurisdiction-specific requirements           contacted, awaiting response
South Africa Please contact the  midwifery regulatory agency directly for jurisdiction-specific requirements           NO - although Currently in communication regarding requirements, a school needs to be brick and mortar within S.A.
Uganda NCM students are NOT eligible for Uganda Midwifery Licensure           contacted, awaiting response

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