Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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. Download the Nurse-Midwife Outcomes (pdf) document to learn about learning outcomes, graduation data and certification pass rates.

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 health care systems within urban and global environments. Attention is given to health promotion, prevention of disease and disability. Upon completion, students take the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) examination.

*Please note that effective fall 2022, this specialty is closed. No longer admitting to this specialty.

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

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Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Nicole Wheeler, DNP, CNM
142 Cohn