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MANDATORY ADVANCED DEGREES FOR CNMS: Developing Compromise

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  • Kathleen Santos Pringle BSN, SNM

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    • Kathleen Santos Pringle is a graduate of Rhode Island College, Providence (B.S.N.) and of the FNP Program at Boston College.


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ABSTRACT

Higher education is seen as a step in the right direction for credentialing health care providers. The difficulty lies in the continuation of nurse-midwifery certificate programs to increase the number of practicing certified nurse-midwives while maintaining high-quality care. The author offers some pragmatic solutions to this dilemma.

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