NRP Advocacy and 2024 Job Analysis

NRP Policy Advocacy Midwives understand the challenges of obtaining NRP instruction in community birth settings, but most are unaware of the potential challenges on the horizon given the current requirements for NRP Instructors. Currently, new AAP NRP instructors must be “a physician, registered nurse/nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist, or physician assistant with experience in the hospital care […]

NARM Job Analysis 2024

CPMs, check your email inboxes today for a Special Announcement email from Professional Testing Corporation (PTC). It has the subject line: “NARM Requests Your Input for Updating the CPM Program.” This email includes the link to complete the 2024 Job Analysis which is the first step in the NARM Exam Development process. Thank you in […]

New Accountability Committee!

Accountability provides reassurance to families who choose CPMs as their care providers and to states who utilize the CPM for legal recognition. Professional conduct is expected for all CPMs and student midwives. When there are concerns regarding the conduct of a CPM, NARM has an Accountability process to evaluate the concerns. Currently, NARM Complaint Reviews […]

NARM Job Analysis 2023

As you may know, NARM follows a process every 6-8 years to survey CPMs about their practices. This survey is called the Job Analysis. The survey results guide NARM in determining the knowledge and skills needed for certification. The next Job Analysis survey will be done by the end of 2023, but the preparation work […]

Congratulations and Updated NRP Providers

Congratulations to Iowa and Virginia! On June 1, 2023 the legislation to license midwives went into effect in Iowa! This bill offers licensure to CPMs and establishes a regulatory board for midwives in Iowa. CPMs who apply for licensure after July 1, 2024 must have a MEAC education or a Midwifery Bridge Certificate. There are […]

Inactive Policy Update & 2022 Exam Statistics for Midwives and Nurses

Midwifery Certification Exam Statistics Every year candidates prepare for certification exams after years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. In every industry, some candidates will not pass despite their best efforts, quality of training and lengthy educational preparation. Fortunately, most candidates will pass and go on to pursue their desired career. Recently, we looked at […]

Celebrate International Day of the Midwife!

International Day of the Midwife was first celebrated May 5, 1992, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world. The concept of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) conference in the Netherlands. Each year ICM creates a campaign theme to provide […]

NRP Instructor Directory and Upcoming Accountability Committee

NARM Accountability Update Accountability provides reassurance to families who choose CPMs as their care providers and to states who utilize the CPM for legal recognition. Professional conduct is expected for all CPMs and student midwives. When there are concerns regarding the conduct of a CPM, NARM has an Accountability process to evaluate the concerns. Currently, […]

NARM News and Updates, March 2023

How Many CPMs? Every CPM plays an essential role in the development and future of the CPM credential. Every US state that regulates CPMs uses the NARM Examination. This Exam has been co-created by CPMs and continues to be updated through participation in the Test Development process, making the CPM credential the thriving competency-based credential […]

NARM News and Updates, February 2023

NARM Job Analysis 2023 As you may know, NARM follows a process every 7-8 years to survey CPMs about their practices. This survey is called the Job Analysis. The survey results guide NARM in determining the knowledge and skills needed for certification. The next Job Analysis survey will be done in the latter part of 2023, but the preparation […]