Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Nurse-Midwife (NMW) graduate certificate is designed to prepare certified advanced practice registered nurses to practice as nurse-midwives in the primary care of women and neonates. 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. Download the Nurse-Midwife Outcomes document to learn about learning outcomes, graduation data and certification pass rates.

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 coursework 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 completed a clinical MSN or DNP from a nationally accredited institution.

Please note that there will be an admission moratorium beginning Winter 2020. 

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

NUR 7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan
NUR 7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Health Professions
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy and Professional Issues for APNs

Certificate Requirements: 16 credits




NUR 7226

Clinical Care and Management II


NUR 7227

Clinical Care and Management III


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,


Nicole Murn, DNP, CNM
Instructor (Clinical)
142 Cohn