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.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
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.
|NURS 6202||Concepts in Population Health|
|NURS 6203||Nursing Leadership|
|NURS 6205||Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process|
|NURS 6207||Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers|
|NURS 6208||Biostatistics for Health Care Research|
|NURS 6220||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology|
|NURS 6222||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning|
|NURS 6233||Genetics for Health Care Providers|
|NURS 6234||Advanced 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.