College of Nursing
RN-MSN: Traditional Master of Science in Nursing

Nurse Midwifery

  • The Nurse Midwifery specialty is unique in that it includes not only the basic core competencies required by certifying agencies, but also a focus on global midwifery practice. It incorporates the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Home-based Life Saving Skills curriculum into the program and also includes an optional clinical course in a low resource setting outside the United States.

    The Certified Nurse Midwife specialty requires completion of 72-78 course credits and 690 clinical hours. Full-time and post-master’s study options are available (see below). 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.midwife.org/acme, email contact for ACME: Jaime Sampson, Administrative Assistant, jsampson@acnm.org.

    RN - Typical Program of Study

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      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)
    NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 516 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care - Elective (3)
    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1)
      Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 6 Total Credits: 6-9

    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 (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications
    for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy
    in Advanced Practice Nursing (4)
    NURS 539 - Primary Car of Women and Newborns: Clinical Practicum (3 credits clinical practicum=
    150 clinical hours) (3)
    NURS 553 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (5)
    NURS 560 - Primary Care, Antepartum and Newborn Care I (4)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
    and Functions (3)
    NURS 549 - Management of Gynecological: Clinical Practicum (150 clinical hours) (3)
    NURS 561 - Primary Care of Women II (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 516 - Organizations and Systems Leadership for Quality Care - Elective (3)
    NURS 542- Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
    NURS 563 - Intrapartum Care (3)
    NURS 559 - Intrapartum Care: Clinical Practicum
    (150 clinical hours) (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (0-2)
    Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 16-18 Total Credits: 10-11 Total Credits: 11-13

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 564 - Global Health for Clinicians - Elective (0-3)
    NURS 579 - Transition to Midwifery Practice (240 clinical hours) (6)
    Total Credits: 6-9

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
    Total Program Credits:
    74-81
     

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

    Nurse Midwifery Post-Master's Option

    Typical Program of Study

    Credit requirements reviewed on an individual basis. Typical program of study varies by previous graduate work and course content completion. 

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations
    at Risk (4)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3) NURS 516 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care - Elective (3)
    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
      Total Credits: 4 Total Credits: 3 Total Credits: 6-8

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 500 - Life-Saving Skills for Childbearing Women and Newborns (3)
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications
    for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 539 - Primary Care of Women and Newborns: Clinical Practicum (150 clinical hours) (3)
    NURS 560 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (5)
    NURS 560 - Primary Care, Antepartum and Newborn Care I (4)

    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
    and Functions (3)
    NURS 549 - Management of Gynecological: Clinical Practicum (150 clinical hours) (3)
    NURS 561 - Primary Care of Women II (3)
     


    NURS 542- Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
    NURS 563 - Intrapartum Care (3)
    NURS 559 - Intrapartum Care: Clinical Practicum
    (150 clinical hours) (3)
    Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 8

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter
    NURS 564 - Global Health for Clinicians - Elective (0-3)
    NURS 579 - Transition to Midwifery Practice (240 clinical hours) (6)
    Total Credits: 6-9

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
    Total Program Credits:
    31-55
     

    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%