Nurse Midwifery Curriculum

Standard Option Curriculum

Students may proceed by taking Core MSN courses for 1 year, and then enrolling in clinical courses for years 2 and 3. The new NURS 443 course would also be included. Learn more about our Accelerated Program Option.

Curriculum Example

First Year

Fall Semester I
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 405 Inquiry I: Theoretical Foundations 2
NURS 453 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
  Total 6
Spring Semester I
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 425 Inquiry II: The Research Process 3
NURS 459 Assessment for Advanced Practice 3
  Total 6
Summer Semester I
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 444A Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice 1
NURS 502 Inquiry III: Evidenced Based Nursing Practice 2
  Total 3

Second Year

Fall Semester II
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 444B Health Care Delivery and Finance in Advanced Practice 1
NURS 454 Well Woman Health Care 3
NUNP 410 Health Promotion 2
  Total 6
Spring Semester II
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 455 The Childbearing Family 4
NURS 430 Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NURS 451 Leadership for Quality Healthcare in Systems 3
  Total 10
Summer Semester II
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 559 Primary Care for Women 4
  Total 4

Third Year

Fall Semester III
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 457 Labor and Birth 5
NURS 416 Integrated Assessment of the Neonate for Midwives 1
  Total 6
Spring Semester III
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 557 Advanced Nurse Midwifery 6
NURS 431 Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2
  Total 8

Accelerated Option Curriculum

First Year

Fall Semester I
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 405 Inquiry I: Theoretical Foundations 2
NURS 453 Advanced Pathophysiology 4
NURS 459 Assessment for Advanced Practice 3
NURS 454 Well Woman Health Care 3
  Total 12
Spring Semester I
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 455 The Childbearing Family 4
NURS 430 Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NURS 425 Inquiry II: The Research Process 3
NURS 444A Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice 1
NURS 444B Health Care Delivery and Finance in Advanced Practice 1
  Total 12
Summer Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 559 Primary Care for Women 4
NURS 502 Inquiry III: Evidenced Based Nursing Practice 2
  Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester II
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 457 Labor and Birth 5
NURS 416 Integrated Assessment of the Neonate for Midwives 1
NUNP 410 Health Promotion 2
  Total 8
Spring Semester II
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 557 Advanced Nurse Midwifery 6
NURS 451

Leadership for Quality Healthcare in Systems

3

NURS 431 Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2
  Total 11

Accumulated Total Hours: 49

The Advanced Practice Core courses are co-requisites or pre-requisites for the clinical nursing courses. Clinical nursing courses must be taken in the semester and sequence listed above. Clinical course availability is based upon enrollment.