College of Nursing
MSN for Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

Nurse Midwifery

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    The Nurse-Midwifery specialty requires completion of 114-117 course credits. Students may choose an additional elective in Global Health for Clinicians, and all students choose between the Scholarly Project (3 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) for their capstone experience. 

    The CNM-MSN program is fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Tel: 240-485-1802, www.midwifey.org/acme, email contact for ACME: Jaime Sampson, Administrative Assistant, jsampson@acnm.org.

    Typical Program of Study

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter

    NURS 505 - Pharmacology for Nursing Care (3)
    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURSI 541 - Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing (6)

    NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing (2)
    NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations at Risk (4)
    NURSI 544 - Nursing Care of the Well Family (5)
    NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURSI 532 - Psychosocial Foundation for Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical (4)
    NURSI 545 - Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination of Care (1)
    NURSI 549 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (2)
    NURSI 559 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (3)
    NURSI 548 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (3)
    NURSI 558 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (4)
    NURSI 531 - Nursing Care in the Community (6)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1)
    Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 14 Total Credits: 16 Total Credits:16

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 500 - Life-Saving Care Skills for Childbearing Women and Newborns (3)
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy in Nursing (4)
    NURS 560 - Primary Care, Antepartum and Newborn Care I (4)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynecoligic and Reproductive Health (5)
    NURS 539 - Primary Care of Women and Newborns Clinical Practicum (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Functions (3)
    NURS 561 - Primary Care of Women II (3)
    NURS 549 - Management of Gynecologic Health Clinical Practicum (150 clinical hours) (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 516 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care (3)
    NURS 542 - Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
    NURS 559 - Intrapartum Care Clinical Practicum
    (3 credits clinical practicum 150 clinical hours (3)
    NURS 563 - Intrapartum Care (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (0-2)
    Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 16-18 Total Credits: 10-11 Total Credits:6-9

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 579 - Transition to Midwifery Practice (240 clinical hours) (6)
    NURS 564 - Global Health for Clinicians - Elective (3)
    Total Credits: 6-9

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690

    Total program credits: 114-117

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability.

    Overall Nurse-Midwifery Graduation Rates:

    • 2011: 100%
    • 2012: 100%

    Overall Nurse-Midwifery 1st time Pass Rates:

    • 2011: 87.5%
    • 2012: 90.0%