CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIVES IN ILLINOIS
Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) have been practicing in Illinois since 1971. The first
nurse-midwifery practice in Chicago was established at Cook County Hospital.
- Most CNMs in Illinois
are in full-scope practices, providing care throughout the maternity cycle in
addition to gynecology and family-planning services.
- CNMs in Illinois
practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, health
maintenance organizations, private practices, private homes, public health
departments, and colleges of nursing.
- There are
approximately 294 CNMs residing in Illinois, most of who live and work in the
- There are currently
221 nurse-midwifery practices located throughout the state.*
- In 2007, CNMs in
Illinois attended 10,746 births, which is approximately 5.9% of all births in
that state for 2007.
- There are currently 43
accredited education programs in the United States offering post-baccalaureate
certificate and masterís degree programs in nurse-midwifery and midwifery. A
number of these programs have distance learning education options.
- There is a graduate
program in nurse-midwifery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
- For more information,
- Nurse-midwifery in
Illinois is regulated by the Department of Professional Regulation as a
category of advanced practice nursing. Specific statutory recognition was
granted in 1998.
- Medicaid reimbursement
for CNMs was approved in 1988.
- CNMs in Illinois have
prescriptive authority per a 1998 statute.
This information was
provided by the midwives of Illinois.
*Number may be
underestimated given that source only includes ACNM member self-reported info.