I read an article today that said CNMs can be great, but they have been trained as nurses first so are indoctrinated to the Doctor-Nurse hierarchy, and I had to scratch my head. Hierarchy? As in the doctor is the boss and the nurse follows orders?  This is a very common misunderstanding of the doctor-nurse relationship, and if you believe it you risk not helping your clients  utilize the best services from a nurse. Each nurse is an independently licensed professional with a scope of practice that determines her role.  Nurses deal with responses to illnesses and conditions while the doctors and advanced practice nurses deal with the illness orRead More →