Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse-Midwife specialty prepares advanced practice nurses to care for women and newborns as Nurse-Midwives. The curriculum combines both broad foundational knowledge and specialty knowledge in primary care, women’s health, newborn care and midwifery. The Nurse-Midwife specialty is a sequential six-semester, full-time graduate program of study consisting of 48 credit hours including more than 600 hours of clinical experience. A nine-semester, part-time program of study is another option.  
 
Course Requirements: 48 Credits
Master's Core Courses: 13 Credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs 3
NUR 7015 Research for Evidence-Based Advanced Practice I 4
NUR 7018 Research for Evidence-Based Advanced Practice II 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice 3
Cognates: 7 Credits
NUR 7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across Lifespan 4
NUR 7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice 3
Clinical Course: 28 Credits
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment 4
NUR 7225 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management I 8
NUR 7226 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II 8
NUR 7227 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III 8

The Nurse-Midwife program is fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Tel: 240-485-1800, http://www.midwife.org/acme, acme@acnm.org.