High school students should study health,
mathematics, biology, chemistry, social sciences and related courses.
Nursing education includes classes in anatomy, physiology, chemistry,
microbiology, psychology and related courses. Health and wellness
subjects are emphasized, such as nutrition and basic care as well as
CNMs are registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who have completed a certification program which usually involves approximately twelve months of training. A master's degree program is also available, taking about 16 to 24 months. For those who are not already registered nurses, a 3-year combined RN/master's degree program is available in some areas where the nursing degree is obtained along with nurse-midwifery certification.