FNU graduates nearly 40% of the nation's midwives.
We are the oldest and largest continually operating nurse-midwifery education program in the U.S. More than 50% of FNU's 150+ faculty are Certified Nurse-Midwives.
A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a primary health care provider to women of all ages throughout their lives. CNMs focus on gynecologic and family planning services, as well as preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care. They also provide primary care such as conducting annual exams, writing prescriptions, and offering basic nutrition counseling.