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Nurse Midwife


Minimum Education Requirement:
master's degree in nurse-midwifery or a master's degree in nursing with a postgraduate certificate in nurse-midwifery and be certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) in Nurse Midwifery


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Career Description

As an Air Force Nurse Midwife, you'll be on the front lines of women's health by caring for female Airmen and the spouses of male Airmen during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period. Your guidance, care and expertise will help Air Force families around the globe bring their children into the world. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to continue your education and training and enter the Air Force as an Officer, giving you instant respect and credibility.

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Career Tasks

  • Provide comfort, support and expertise in medical-midwifery care during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period
  • Independently manage women's healthcare with emphasis on the maternity cycle and practice in collaboration with an obstetrician/gynecologist or family practice physician

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.