Nurse-Midwifery (Graduate Certificate)

This Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to practice as nurse-midwives (NM) in the primary care of women and newborns. The certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills in nurse-midwifery care. The courses focus on concepts of nurse-midwifery clinical practice such as well-woman, primary, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn care and professional role transition. Upon completion, NM students take the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) examination. The graduate nurse-midwifery major is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and availability of College of Nursing resources. Students must also meet the following criteria for admission:

  1. completion of a graduate (Master's or doctoral) degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited institution;
  2. current Michigan Registered Nurse licensure;
  3. three letters of reference; and
  4. a personal goal statement.

This certificate requires courses which must be taken in sequence over one calendar year with no transfer credit accepted. This certificate requires a minimum of sixteen credits which must be earned within three years. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. Any additional requirements are determined by a GAP analysis. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees; see sections beginning under Graduate Academic Regulations and Academic Regulations for the College of Nursing, respectively. Please contact Department for requirements.

Required Courses

(Nurse-Midwifery section for the following two courses)

NUR 7226Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II8
NUR 7227Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III8
Total Credits16