The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a major in Advanced Practice Nursing with Women, Neonates and Children (APNWNC) and concentration in nurse-midwifery prepares advanced practice nurses to care for women and newborns as Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM). The curriculum combines both broad foundational knowledge and specialty knowledge in primary care, women’s health, newborn care and midwifery. The Certified Nurse Midwifery (CNM) concentration is a sequential 6-semester, full-time graduate program of study consisting of 48 credit hours including more than 600 hours of clinical experience. A 9-semester, part-time program of study is another option.
The WSU nurse-midwife concentration has excellent statistics- the first time AMCB pass rate is 94.3% and the overall pass rate is 97% (the national rate is 88-90%). The excellent two year attrition rate for qualified students who have enrolled in the nurse-midwife clinical courses is 0. Read more about the Nurse-Midwife program.
The Nurse-Midwife concentration is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Rd., Ste 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 290-485-1800, http://www.midwife.org/accreditation