CNM Residency Program FAQs

Program FAQs

What is the Residency?

The residency is a post-graduate training opportunity for CNMs with an interest in maternity and women’s healthcare of the underserved. Through mentoring and didactic content, the residency prepares new graduate CNMs to serve vulnerable populations in a Community Health Center setting.

What kind of Clinical Experience is offered?

For Certified Nurse Midwives, the residency offers the opportunity to develop competency in ambulatory midwifery services, primary care of women, acute and primary care of newborns and intrapartum and postpartum care. The residency will prepare new Nurse Midwives to care for women in maternity shortage areas and excellence in the care of underserved women. 80% of births are attended on labor and delivery and 20% in our CABC accredited midwifery led unit.

El Rio Health is a teaching health center, with medical students and physician/dentist residencies in Family Practice and Pediatric specialties. Inter-professional collaboration is our approach and cross-care learning opportunities exist.

How long is is the Residency?

For Certified Nurse Midwives, the residency is 9 months.

Is this a paid position?

The residency is a full-time salaried position.  The position includes a benefits package and loan deferment may be available.

What are the application requirements?
  • Successful completion of the APRN licensing requirements in your specialty in the state of Arizona
  • Completion of an accredited program of study in the field
  • CV
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Statement of interest/personal essay
  • In person interview
How do I apply?
  • The current application cycle is currently closed. To be added to our interest list, please email us at