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Ohio APRNs

CNMs must obtain a master's or doctoral degree from a nurse midwifery accredited program and pass a national CNM certification examination. CNMs are licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing as APRNs. They must practice in collaboration with a physician when providing direct patient care, and have a Standard Care Arrangement.

Other important information to know:

  • ​CNMs focus on what is most important to each woman’s unique situation and values

  • CNMs must be recertified every five years (recertification includes meeting advanced practice requirements)

  • CNMs are defined as primary care providers under state and federal law

  • Medicare covers all CNM services and pays them at 100% of the physician payment amounts

  • CNM services are a mandated Medicaid benefit  

  • ​CNMs have prescriptive authority and may prescribe medications in Ohio

  • ​There are three accredited nurse midwifery programs in Ohio

  • CNMs may not perform version, deliver breech or face presentation, use forceps, do any obstetric operation, or treat any other abnormal condition, except in emergencies

  • Learn more about the CNM scope of practice 

*The median annual salary of a CNM in Ohio, not including bonuses, benefits, or other factors

  that impact base pay (courtesy

  • $110,676*  Median Annual Salary​​  

*The total number of CNMs with an active (or current) license in Ohio as of June 30, 2021 (Ohio Board of Nursing, 2021)

CNMs may provide the following:

  • A full range of primary health care services for women
    from adolescence to beyond menopause 

  • Manage preventive and primary care services necessary to provide health care to women during pregnancy, labor, and birth

  • Perform annual gynecologic examinations and reproductive health visits
  • ​Menopause care
  • Treat sexually trransmitted infections
  • Provide basic nutrition counseling, parenting education, and other patient education
  • ​Prescribe medications
  • Episiotomies and repair vaginal tears
  • Normal vaginal deliveries




Birthing Centers

Additional practice settings 


Courtesy of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

  • 468*  Number of CNMs in Ohio

Role and scope of practice