The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program with a Nurse-Midwife (NMW) clinical specialty prepares nurses for advanced practice in the care of women and newborns. The NMW curriculum combines both broad foundational knowledge essential for the care of women and newborns as vulnerable populations and specialty knowledge in women's health, newborn care and nurse-midwifery.
Attention is given to health promotion, prevention of disease, and disability. The goal of this innovative program is to prepare advanced practice nurse midwives who will promote the health and development of women and newborns as individuals and as population groups encountering changing healthcare systems within urban and global environments. Upon program completion, Nurse-Midwife students take the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) examination.
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The WSU College of Nursing midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802, www.midwife.org/acme.