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.
- 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
- 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 the Basic Officer Leaders Course, which introduces you to the Army health care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier and leader skills.