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 ADN Pathway to BSN/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 ADN Pathways webpage.

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 NUR 4121. 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, NURS 3113, and NURS 3118

Program Requirements

Required for BSN-GW
NURS 4117NPCR 6:Epidemiology&CommHealth
NURS 4119PatientSafety&HlthCareQuality (course has an on-campus component)
NURS 4121Nursing Advancment Portfolio
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205HealthPolicy,Quality,Political
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6233Genetics for HC 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 Pharm for Nursing
Required for Nurse-Midwifery certificate-SU
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)