Nurse Midwifery

Nurse Midwives provide primary health care to women across the lifespan. Other services include gynecologic and family planning, pregnancy and birthing services, and care for women after menopause. Nurse midwifery career options include independent full scope practice in a variety of settings that may include outpatient women's health care clinics, hospitals, birth centers, and others.

As a doctoral student in the Nurse Midwifery track, you will:

  • Develop skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, national, and global level.
  • Participate in one of the top ten programs in the US and the oldest continually operating Nurse Midwifery track west of the Mississippi.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Be mentored within our unique faculty practice, Birthcare Healthcare.
  • Have the option to complete dual Nurse Midwifery (NM) and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) specialties concurrently (extends plan of study by one semester). Click here for a sample Program of Study.

Certification Eligibility

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates are eligible to become certified or licensed to practice.

AMCB Exam for Certified Nurse Midwifery

Graduation & Pass Rates

  • 100% overall pass rate for 2015 & 2016
  • 95% First-time pass rate