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 effective fall 2022, this specialty is closed. No longer admitting to this specialty.


Course requirements: 47 credits
Master's core courses: 12 credits

*The equivalent of one full-time year of RN experience in L&D is required prior to the start of the clinical course sequence

Course Title Credits
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs 3
NUR 7000 Statistics in Nursing 3
NUR 8625 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Theoretical & Methodological 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

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

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Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Nicole Wheeler, DNP, CNM
142 Cohn