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how long does it take to be a midwife?

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Sydnie’s Answer

It takes about 3 years to do. Some of that will be studying and some will be experience.
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paula’s Answer

There are three kinds of certifications when becoming a midwife, each with a different path:

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), which is available nationally
Certified Midwife (CM), which has limited availability
Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), which is available in 26 states

Generally, those who complete a graduate-level midwife program can qualify for certification, but there are methods for certification based on experience or by serving an apprenticeship. Bachelor's degrees are usually obtained in nursing or another health-related field, while there are also various master's and doctoral programs for those who wish to specialize in nurse midwifery.

There are five steps to take to become a midwife:

1. Choose Your Path

2. Complete a Bachelor's Degree Program or Apprenticeship - typically in Nursing, 4 year BSN

3. Complete a Midwife Education Program - typically Masters level 2-3 years

4. Apply to Become a Certified Midwife

5. Complete Continuing Education

Total years = 6-7 years to become a Midwife
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