As noted in the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, many states have not made changes to their scope-of-practice regulations to allow certified nurse midwives to see patients and prescribe medications without a physician's collaboration or supervision.
In honor of the IOM committee's recommendation to remove scope-of-practice barriers, we celebrate National Midwifery Week this week.
This event was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to celebrate and recognize its members. This year, ACNM is using a new public awareness
initiative, Our Moment of Truth™: A New Understanding of Midwifery Care,
to build the midwife brand across the country.
Click here for a list of actions you can take this week to commemorate the event.