Wayne State University

Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse-Midwife (NMW) 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 M.S.N. with a NMW clinical specialty is a 48 credit hour, 10-course program of study, including more than 600 hours of clinical experience.

Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Joan Visger
150 Cohn


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 Nursing I 4
NUR 7018 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing II 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing 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 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.