Master of Science in Nursing in the Field of Nurse-Midwifery

The master of science (MSN) in nursing in nurse-midwifery is a collaboration with Shenandoah University (SU). The program prepares graduates to be eligible to take the American Midwifery Certification Board’s national certification examination. The nurse-midwifery degree program at SU is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.  

Core courses required for the MSN are completed at GW, which awards the MSN degree, while the nurse-midwifery didactic and clinical components of the curriculum are fulfilled through SU, which awards the post-graduate certificate in midwifery. Students have access to the resources and experts at both institutions. Offered in a versatile distance learning format, the program allows professional nurses to advance their education while continuing to work. In addition, there are selected on-campus sessions for skills training and education as well as clinical practicums in sites across the country. Students may choose to enroll in the program on a full- or part-time basis.

Visit the GW Nursing website for additional information.

 The following requirements must be fulfilled: 47 credits, including 9 credits in professional core, 6 credits in research, and 13 credits in field-specific courses at GW and 19 credits in nurse-midwifery courses at Shenandoah University. 

Program Requirements

Professional core
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NURS 6233Genetics for Health Care Providers
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
Courses in nurse-midwifery taken at Shenandoah University*
NM 610 Primary Care of Women
NM 620 Comprehensive Antepartal Care
NM 630 Midwifery Practicum
NM 640 Comprehensive Perinatal Care
NM 651 Integrated Midwifery Internship
NM 652 Evidence Based Practice Project
NM 660 Advanced Nurse Midwifery Role Development

*For more information on Shenandoah University courses, visit the program website