Our Mission is to promote midwifery through education, practice, advocacy, and research to improve lives. Midwives have a unique approach to healthcare. We partner with the individuals we serve to provide empowering reproductive, sexual primary healthcare with a particular focus on childbirth, early parenthood and the newborn. Students are grounded by the Hallmarks of Midwifery and prepared to assume responsibility and accountability for their practice consistent with the published Core Competencies. The MS in Midwifery is a distance education program with required on-campus intensives. The curriculum can be completed in a year format which accommodates work and life! The final four semesters intensive clinical education. This accredited program leads to eligibility for the American Midwifery Certification Board exam. Graduates are eligible to earn certification as either a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) or Certified Midwife (CM). Midwives, APNs, PA’s and and other primary health care providers seeking the CM or CNM credential, may be eligible for the Advanced Placement Option. Students entering the MS in Midwifery via the accelerated BSN + MS Midwifery dual admission, enter the MS program with 6 graduate credits earned.
Curriculum: 62 Credits
Plan of Study Grid First Year Pre-Fall Credits MIDW 635 Basic Skills in Health Care 3 MIDW 636 Environments of Health Care 3 CM Pathway Only Credits 6 Fall ON-CAMPUS MIDW 501 Orientation Residency 1 ON-LINE MIDW 730 Theoretical Foundatns of Midw 3 MIDW 643 Adv Physiol & Patho Prim Care 4 Credits 8 Spring MIDW 660 Clinic Basc Skill for Midw Pra 2 MIDW 699 Adv. Health Assessment 3 MIDW 731 Evidence-Based Care:Eval Rsch 3 Credits 8 Summer MIDW 645 Reproductive & Sexual Hlthcare 4 MIDW 638 Advanced Pharmacology I 2.5 Credits 6.5 Second Year Fall MIDW 610 Antepartum Care 4 MIDW 612 Postpartum/Newborn Care 2.5 Credits 6.5 Spring MIDW 611 Intrapartum Care 4 MIDW 644 Advanced Pharmacology II 1.5 MIDW 712 Introduction to Health Policy 3 Credits 8.5 Summer ON-CAMPUS MIDW 641 Prep for Office Based Pract. 1 ON-LINE MIDW 613 Embryology and Genetics 1 MIDW 631 Midw Care/AmbulatorySettings I 2 Credits 4 Third Year Fall MIDW 619 Adv Perinatal Pathophysiology 4 MIDW 632 MidwCare/AmbulatorySettings II 3 Credits 7 Spring ON-CAMPUS MIDW 640 Prep for Full Scope Practice 1 ON-LINE MIDW 642 Professional Issues 3 MIDW 633 Clin.III Full Scop Midw Care I 4 Credits 8 Summer MIDW 634 Clin.IV Full Scope Midw Care 2 5 MIDW 646 Midwifery Nexus Project 1.5 Credits 6.5 Total Credits 69
Pre-fall courses MIDW.635, MIDW.636 and Semester 3 course MIDW.660 are for CM pathway students only.