Associate's Degree in Nursing Pathway to Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Midwifery

The associate's degree in nursing pathway to bachelor of science in nursing/master of science in nursing (ADN to BSN/MSN) in the field of nurse-midwifery program is a collaboration between GW and Shenandoah University (SU). The program applies previously completed ADN credits toward curriculum requirements for the BSN degree, allowing students to earn both the BSN and MSN with a seamless, three-year program of study. 

Coursework for the ADN to BSN/MSN program is completed via distance learning, a format that allows professional nurses to advance their education while continuing to work. Students have access to GW and SU resources and expert faculty and attend select on-campus programs. Core-level courses required for the BSN and MSN are completed through GW, which awards the two degrees. The nurse-midwifery didactic and clinical components of the curriculum are fulfilled through SU, which awards a Certificate of Endorsement in Nurse-Midwifery. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the American Midwifery Certification Board. 

The Nurse-Midwifery Program at Shenandoah University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. Visit the MSN Nurse-Midwifery website for detailed program information.


Information for VA Community College Graduates

GW School of Nursing is pleased to provide guaranteed admission to students who have earned associate’s degrees from accredited nursing programs at community colleges across Virginia and who meet GW’s academic requirements.

Information for Montgomery (MD) Community College Graduates

GW School of Nursing is pleased to provide guaranteed admission to students who have earned associate’s degrees from accredited nursing programs at Montgomery Community Colleges in Maryland and who meet GW’s academic requirements.

For more information visit the Online RN-BSN website.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 53 credits, including 34 credits in required courses taken at GW and 19 credits of required courses taken at Shenandoah University. In addition, for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing portion of the program, students must complete 15 credits toward the University General Education Requirement, which is usually fulfilled by transfer of credits from the associate degree program; and up to 15 credits based on review of the student’s professional portfolio and awarded through enrollment in NURS 4121 Nursing Advancement Portfolio. If fewer than 15 credits are awarded under NURS 4121, completion of one or more of the following courses may be required, as determined by the program director: NURS 3112 Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning 1: Adult and Aging Acute and Chronic Illness, NURS 3113 Clinical Skills Lab: Adult Medical-Surgical 1, and NURS 3118 Pharmacology I

Program Requirements

Required for BSN-GW
NURS 4117Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning VI: Epidemiology and Community Health
NURS 4119Patient Safety and Health Care Quality (course has an on-campus component)
NURS 4121Nursing Advancement Portfolio
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6233Genetics for Healthcare Providers
Required for MSN-GW
NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (course has an on-campus component)
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
Required for Nurse-Midwifery certificate
(Courses are taken at Shenandoah University)
NM 610 - Primary Care of Women (3)
NM 620 - Comprehensive Antepartal Care (3)
NM 630 - Midwifery Practicum (3)
NM 640 - Comprehensive Perinatal Care (3)
NM 651 - Integrated Midwifery Internship (5)
NM 652 - Evidence Based Practice Project (1)
NM 660 - Advanced Nurse-Midwifery Role Development (1)