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 there will be an admission moratorium beginning Winter 2020.
Graduate Specialty Coordinator
Nicole Murn, DNP, CNM
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.