Findings from the American College of Nurse-Midwives' annual membership survey, 1995-1999

Christine Tassone Kovner, Patricia Burkhardt

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Abstract

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) membership data collected from 1995-1999 offer a description of the evolution of the profession of midwifery, as shown in the characteristics of certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives, including basic demographics, practice characteristics, and employment components. During the period studied, slight increases were noted in age, number of years in practice, salary, and education level. Although the overall proportion of midwives of color did not change appreciably during the 5-year period, the absolute numbers of culturally diverse midwives increased. Student midwives were found to be younger and more culturally diverse than they were in the early 1990s. Data about midwifery practice provide valuable information to health care managers, educators, policy makers, legislators, and professional organizations, which may guide allocation of resources and reflect how members of the professions can influence access to health care for women and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Midwifery and Women's Health
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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