Katy Dawley, CNM, PhD, is on the faculty of Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives and Its Antecedents: A Historic Time Line
Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
2005 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 16–22, January-February 2005
How to Cite
Dawley, K. and Burst, H. V. (2005), The American College of Nurse-Midwives and Its Antecedents: A Historic Time Line. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 50: 16–22. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.09.011
- Issue online: 24 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
- public health nursing;
- American College of Nurse-Midwives;
- midwifery education
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, this time line presents a chronologic history of the development of nurse-midwifery in the United States. It places the introduction of nurse-midwifery in American health care into its historic context and follows the evolution of the profession through early attempts at forming a national organization, the eventual formation of the American College of Nurse-Midwifery, and the subsequent merger with the American Association of Nurse-Midwives, to create the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The work of the College between 1955 and the turn of the 21st century is highlighted.