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

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 459 Advanced Physical Assessment 3
NURS 425* Inquiry II - Research Process 3
  Total 6

Summer Semester I

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 502* Inquiry III - Evidence-Based Practice 2
NURS 444A* Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice 1
  Total 3

Fall Semester II

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 454^ Well Women Health Care 3
NUNP 410* Health Promotion Across the Life Span 2
NURS 444B* Health Care Delivery and Finance in Advanced Practice 1
  Total 6

Spring Semester II

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 451* Leadership for Quality Healthcare within Organizations and Systems 3
NURS 455^ The Childbearing Family 4
NURS 430 Advanced Pharmacology 3
  Total 10

Summer Semester II

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 559^ Primary Care for Women 4
  Total 4

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 Midwifery 6
NURS 431* Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2
  Total 8

Accumulated Total Hours: 49

Note: The above curriculum is full-time; part-time plans are also available. The Advanced Practice Core courses (NURS 430, 453, 459) are co-requisites or pre-requisites for clinical nursing courses. Clinical nursing courses must be taken in the semester and sequence listed above. Clinical course availability is based upon enrollment.

* = Intensive Course, see MSN Intensives general schedule online for more information
^ = Clinical Course


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.