Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Midwifery

The registered nurse to master of science in nursing, 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 RN to MSN, nurse midwifery program is completed via online 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. At GW, on-campus requirements include clinical skill evaluations during the second year. In addition, two midwifery courses require skills training at SU campus during fall and spring semesters of the third year. Core-level courses required for the RN 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.

Students will complete 700 clinical hours in the certificate portion of the program.

The following requirements are applicable to students who matriculated prior to fall 2018:

Taken as part of BSN
NURS 4119Patient Safety and Health Care Quality (course has an on-campus component)
NURS 4121Nursing Advancement Portfolio
NURS 4417Community and Public Health Nursing
15 Dual Credits
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 Health Care Providers
Taken as part of MSN (19 credits dual counted with Shenandoah University)
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
Taken as part of 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)

The following requirements are applicable to students who matriculated fall 2018 and after:

Taken as part of BSN
NURS 4119Patient Safety and Health Care Quality
NURS 4121Nursing Advancement Portfolio
NURS 4417Community and Public Health Nursing
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers *
or NURS 4207 Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
15 Dual Credits (If including NURS 6207)
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6233Genetics for Health Care Providers
Taken as part of MSN (19 credits dual counted with Shenandoah University)
NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
Required for Nurse-Midwifery Certificate (Courses are 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
*If the student chooses to take NURS 4207 during the BSN, he/she should take NURS 6207 during the MSN portion of the program. **For more information on Shenandoah University courses, visit the program website.