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Course of Study

Midwifery/Master's Degree Collaboration

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Midwifery Education Program Course of Study

Course Descriptions

Advanced Health Assessment of Women (3.0 credits)

  • Develops the knowledge and skills necessary to perform health assessments of women throughout the life cycle.
  • Provides advanced health assessment skills necessary for the diagnosis and management of common health conditions.
  • Explores the different approaches to preparing parents for childbirth, and principles of teaching, learning, and adult education.

Pharmacology (3.0 credits)

  • Addresses the principles of pharmaco-therapeutic management in women's health care.

Advanced Ambulatory Pathophysiology I, II, and III (4 credits)

  • Expands on the basic physiology and pathophysiology of the common health conditions and diseases midwives screen for, diagnose, comanage, and manage.
  • Provides the physiologic framework for the Midwifery Management Process, and is the basis of developing knowledge of treatment and management options.

Primary Care of Women (1 credit)

  • Focuses on the management of common health problems in pregnant and non-pregnant women.

Fundamentals in Ambulatory Women's Health (3.0 credits)

  • Provides the basic knowledge and clinical skills to manage the care of the healthy woman in the outpatient setting.
  • Care of the woman with an essentially normal pregnancy and gynecologic needs from the interconceptional through postmenopausal period are included, using holistic, family-centered approach.

Advanced Ambulatory Women's Health (3.0 credits)

  • Builds on the "Foundations of Ambulatory Health" content to include screening and treatment for gynecologic problems and variations from the normal which are commonly seen in pregnancy. 
  • Independent or collaborative management options are presented.

Intrapartum Nurse-Midwifery Management (7.0 credits over 2 semesters)

  • Focuses on the management of care of normal intrapartum women, including the development of clinical judgment and decision making.
  • Develops consultative and co-management skills for selected moderate risk patient groups.

Mother/Baby Care (3.0 credits over 2 semesters)

  • Presents management, support and education of the postpartum woman and normal newborn including the integration of the mother/baby dyad into the family.

Professional Issues and Community Health in Nurse-Midwifery (3.0 credits)

  • Focuses on the historical and current development of the role and responsibilities of the nurse-midwife.
  • Explores issues surrounding delivery of health care to communities, with a special emphasis on underserved groups.

Integration of Nurse-Midwifery Practice (9.0 credits)

  • A synthesis of all learning within the curriculum emphasizing refinement of skills and management.


Upon completion of the Program, you will be awarded a certificate in midwifery and are eligible to take the national certifying examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). 

Our graduates have a 100% first time pass rate on their board exams.

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