Nurse-Midwife (NMW)

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse-Midwife (NMW) 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. For specific information on Learning Outcomes, Graduation Data, and Certification Pass Rates, go here.
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.

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

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,