Residency for Certified Nurse Midwives

El Rio Health’s Midwifery Residency Program

Why a Postgraduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Residency?

Our country faces an unprecedented demand for maternity care providers who are trained to organize and deliver care that is timely, safe, effective, affordable, and culturally competent.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), are the healthcare home for more than 27 million people in the U.S., and their maternity care providers must be specialists in care for vulnerable populations.

CNMs are critically important maternity care providers in FQHCs, but have had to assume their roles in maternal and primary care without the benefit of formal post-graduate residency training programs to support the transition from new nurse midwife to expert provider.

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Resident Katy Callaghan, CNM poses with a new family at the Midwifery Center

Application Process

Our application cycle for the 2021-2022 program is currently closed.