Nurse-Midwifery

The Master of Science in Nursing specialty track for Nurse-Midwifery prepares students in the art and science of midwifery within the context of advanced nursing practice.  M.S. in Nursing graduates are prepared as primary healthcare providers for women from menarche through menopause, with a particular focus on care during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as provision of primary care to the normal newborn up to 28 days. Graduates of the specialty are eligible to take the national certifying exam through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to become credentialed as a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM).  The Nurse-Midwifery specialty track is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

Core courses

  • Nursing 7403:  Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • Nursing 7483:  Quality Improvement and Informatics (3)
  • Nursing 7491:  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention across the Life Span (3)
  • Nursing 7500:  Health Policy and Advocacy (2)
  • Nursing 7780:  Evidence Based Nursing Scholarship (3)

 

Other required courses

  • Nursing 7260:  Concepts and Issues in Advanced Family Nursing (2)
  •  Nursing 7280:  Conceptual Frameworks for Nurse-Midwifery (2)
  • Nursing 7281:  Advanced Reproductive Dynamics (3)
  • Nursing 7282:  Labor & Birth Clinical Immersion (2)
  • Nursing 7410:  Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • Nursing 7450:  Pathophysiology of Altered Health States (5)
  • Nursing 7470:  Advanced Pharmacology in Nursing (4)
  •  Nursing 7288.01:  Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Practicum I (8 credit hours; 3 credits didactic, 5 credits clinical which equals 187.5* precepted clinical hours)
  • Nursing 7288.02:  Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Practicum II (10 credit hours; 4 credits didactic, 6 credits clinical which equals 225* precepted clinical hours)
  • Nursing 7288.03:  Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Practicum III (10 credit hours; 4 credits didactic, 6 credits clinical which equals 225* precepted clinical hours)
  • Nursing 7288.04:  Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Practicum IV (10 credit hours; 1 credits didactic, 9 credits clinical which equals 337.5* precepted clinical hours)

* These are the minimum hours required

Self-audit checklist

Use the hyperlinked list to ensure you have taken all of the courses required for your specialty.  Your advisor will conduct a final review when you apply to graduate.  Students must have completed these courses or have a Nursing Graduate Studies Committee-approved Course Waiver petition on file.

Nurse-Midwifery Self Audit Checklist

 

Standard curriculum plans

SAMPLE FT MS Nurse-Midwifery

SAMPLE PT MS Nurse-Midwifery

SAMPLE GE Nurse-Midwifery