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Certified Nurse Midwife

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Certified nurse midwives diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. Midwives may provide well-woman gynecological care. As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight

  • Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients

  • Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients


Active Duty

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education

  • Completion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experience

  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age

  • Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license

  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Job training for a Nurse Corps officer includes completing an Basic Officer Leaders Course (BOLC), which introduces you to the Army health care system, Army doctrine and basic soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills:

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

  • Perform under stress

  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills

  • Tremendous concentration


In addition to your annual salary and the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with:

Active Benefits:

  • No cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service

  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually

  • Health Professional Signing Bonus of up to $30,000

  • Health Professional Student Loan Repayment of $20,000 per year up to a maximum of $60,000

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