The applicant for approval to practice as
a certified nurse midwife shall have:
active Alabama registered nurse license, or a multistate registered nurse
license issued by a party state, as defined in Chapter 610-X-4 of the Rules of
the Alabama Board of Nursing, unless authorized by the Board of
(b) Met all requirements
for completion of or graduation from an organized program of study and clinical
experience beyond the basic educational preparation as a registered nurse, that
prepares nurse midwives and is recognized by the Board of Nursing and the
appropriate specialty certifying agency.
At least a master's or higher degree in
advanced practice nursing from an accredited program recognized by the Nursing
Board. The applicant for initial approval as a nurse midwife who meets one of
the following criteria is exempt from the requirement for a master's degree in
1. Graduation prior to 1996 from a
Nursing-Board recognized post-baccalaureate program preparing nurse
2. Graduation prior to
1984 from a non-baccalaureate program preparing nurse midwives, or
3. The Board of Nursing may grant a waiver of
the master's degree requirement at its discretion.
(d) Current certification as a certified
nurse midwife by the American College of Nurse Midwives or American College of
Nurse Midwives Certification Council.
(e) Effective January 1, 2024, obtained
continuing education prescribed by the Board of Nursing regarding the rules and
statutes governing collaborative practice in Alabama, not more than forty-eight
(48) months prior to or within twelve (12) months of commencement of the
Ala. Admin. Code r.
New Rule: Filed June 20,
1996; effective July 26, 1996. Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 25, 2003;
effective September 29, 2003.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 11, August 30,
2019, eff. 10/7/2019.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 07, April 30,
2021, eff. 6/14/2021.
Was previously Rule
renumbered as per certification filed August 25, 2003; effective September 29,
2003. Was previously Rule
renumbered as per certification filed April 23, 2004; effective May 28,
Author: Alabama Board of Medical
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala.