Which Well-Known Schools Offer Nurse Midwife Degree Programs?

Nurse-midwife degree programs fall into several different categories, usually depending on what credential or degree the applicant holds. For example, a student fresh out of high school may enter a combined degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing/Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing - Nurse-Midwife specialty. Look at the well-known schools below for a nurse-midwife degree program that suits your needs. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Some Well-Known Schools With Nurse-Midwife Degree Programs

The nursing schools mentioned in this article are listed on the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) website as accredited. The graduate-level programs below are sorted by the credentials required to enter them. As you will see, there are multiple routes to earning a nurse-midwife degree.

Important Facts About Nurse-midwife Degree Programs

Common Courses Pharmacology, clinical nursing research, advanced health assessment
Prerequisites Baccalaureate degree in nursing, cumulative GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation
Job Growth (2014-2024) 25%
Possible Careers Women's primary care, non-surgical gynecology, neonatal care

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

If You Have a High School Diploma or GED

Some well-known schools offer combined BSN/MSN tracks. This allows you to get your nurse-midwife education in less time (often one year less) than completing both degrees separately.

  • Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing: Accelerated BSN-to-MSN with a specialty options including family nurse-midwife and nurse-midwifery
  • Oregon Health and Science University's School of Nursing: Accelerated bachelor's to master's program in midwifery

If You Are a Registered Nurse With a Diploma or Associate's Degree

The schools listed in this section offer 'bridge programs' that require filling in the general education requirements of a bachelor's degree program, such as English, social science, history, humanities and fine arts courses.

  • Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing: MSN program with a major in nurse midwifery
  • Marquette University's College of Nursing: Nurse-midwifery program

If You Have a Baccalaureate in a Non-Nursing Major

Intensive coursework in the sciences and nursing plus several clinical rotations earns you the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, which flows into the master's degree program. The whole process takes three to four years to complete.

  • Columbia University's School of Nursing: Nurse Midwifery Program
  • University of Cincinnati: Nurse-midwifery education program

If You Are an RN With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Want an Online Master's Degree

These online degree programs are fully accredited and offer nurse-midwifery programs. Check with the school for clinical rotation sites near you.

  • University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing
  • Stony Brook University's School of Nursing

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