Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse-Midwife (NMW)* clinical 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. Download the Nurse-Midwife Outcomes (PDF) document for learning outcomes, graduation data and certification pass rates.

The MSN with a NMW clinical specialty is a 48-credit-hour, 10-course program of study, including more than 600 hours of clinical experience.

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

Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Nicole Murn, DNP, CNM
Instructor (Clinical)
142 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

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