ANA Statement on Nurse-Midwifery


During the spring and early summer of 1967, in consultation with the President of the ACNM at that time, the ANA issued its first formal statement regarding the practice of nurse-midwives. Its purpose is to provide legal support and protection for nurse-midwives practicing in those areas of the United States where no legal jurisdiction for nurse-midwifery as such exists. Following are excerpts from crucial sections of the statement issued to all Executive Secretaries, State Boards of Nursing: