Wayne State University

Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Nurse-Midwife (NMW) graduate certificate is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to practice as Nurse-Midwives in the primary care of women and newborns. The certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills in nurse-midwifery care. The courses focus on concepts of nurse-midwifery clinical practice such as intrapartum, postpartum, newborn care and professional role transition. The Nurse-Midwife specialty is minimally a sequential two-semester, full-time 16-credit graduate certificate of study.    

The certificate must be earned within three years. No transfer of credit will be accepted for a certificate program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Applicants for admission to this graduate certificate must have an M.S.N. or D.N.P. from a nationally accredited institution.

The following graduate-level cognate courses may be required based on a gap analysis.

NUR 7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan (or equivalent)
NUR 7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Health Professions (or equivalent)
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment (or equivalent)

Certificate Requirements: 16 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

NUR 7226

Clinical Care and Management II

8

NUR 7227

Clinical Care and Management III

8

*Based on gap analysis, additional courses may be required

The Nurse-Midwife program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Tel: 240-485-1803, http://www.midwife.org/acmeacme@acnm.org.

Coordinator

Joan Visger
150 Cohn
313-577-4092
ai8779@wayne.edu