Wayne State University

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Nurse-Midwife (CNM)

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.
 
Course Requirements: CNM Program 48 Credits
Master's Core Courses: 13 Credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs 3
NUR 7015 Research for Evidence-Based Advanced Practice I 4
NUR 7018 Research for Evidence-Based Advanced Practice II 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice 3
Cognates: 7 Credits
NUR 7890 Special Topics in Nursing: Pathophysiology 4
NUR 7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice 3
Pre-Clinical Course: 4 Credits
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment 4
Clinical Course: 24 Credits
NUR 7225 APNWNC*: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management I 8
NUR 7226 APNWNC*: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II 8
NUR 7227 APNWNC*: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III 8
*APNWNC: Advanced Practice Nursing with Women, Neonates & Children

The Nurse-Midwife program is fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Tel: 240-485-1800, http://www.midwife.org/acme, acme@acnm.org.