The Nurse Midwifery Program is designed to prepare nurses as nurse midwives. The focus of the academic and clinical aspects of this program is the management of the health care of women and their newborns. While emphasis is placed on care during the childbearing cycle, the curriculum also includes study of women’s health needs throughout the life cycle. Graduates are prepared for full scope midwifery practice, including well-woman gynecology, family planning, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, primary care and normal newborn care. Intensive clinical experience is provided in each of these areas in a variety of settings, exposing students to diversity in patient populations and practice options. Students learn to provide independent care for healthy women and consultative or collaborative care for women with medical and/or obstetrical complications.
Graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Graduates are also eligible to register with New York State as a licensed midwife.
The Program Director of the Nurse Midwifery specialty is Laura Zeidenstein CNM, DNP.
Clinical sites are available in the tri-state area and beyond, and can be permanent or rotating. Clinical sites vary in setting and vary from public health hospital setting to private practice.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages.
*RN's with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree are required to complete 5 credits in community health in addition to the course requirement listed. The courses that fulfill the community health requirement are N6703, The Science of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Community (3 didactic credits) and N5292, Nursing Practice in the Community (2 clinical credits).
For Applicants Who Hold an Undergraduate Degree in Nursing
A sample program plan is provided below to make you aware of the academic requirements of the program. Please be advised that this program plan is a sample, and individual plans of study are reviewed and approved upon acceptance to the program. Progression in the program is contingent upon meeting academic policies. The School of Nursing reserves the right to change the course offering schedule as stated in the student bulletin.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits||Type|
|Fall I: 14 Credits|
|N6760||Primary Care of Women Across the Lifespan I||3||Specialty|
|N6920||Health and Social Policy: The Context for Practice and Research||3||Core|
|N8483||Midwifery Clinical Competency Skills I||2||Specialty|
|Spring I: 9 Credits|
|N6930||Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Prevention, Assessment and Intervention for Health Care Professionals||1||Core|
|N8290||Incorporating Genetics into Advanced Nursing Practice||3||Core|
|N8465||Primary Care of Women Across the Life Span II||3||Specialty|
|N8484||Midwifery Clinical Competency Skills II||2||Specialty|
|Summer I: 10 Credits|
|N6458||Pelvic Assessment of the Adult Woman||2||Specialty|
|N6826||Evaluation and Application of Research||3||Core|
|N8786||Advanced Clinical Assessment Across the Lifespan||3||Specialty|
|Fall II: 9 Credits|
|N8471||Normal Antepartum: Didactic||2||Specialty|
|N8472||Normal Antepartum: Clinical||2||Specialty|
|N8476||Well Woman Gynecology: Didactic||3||Specialty|
|N8477||Well Woman Gynecology: Clinical||2||Specialty|
|Spring II: 10 Credits|
|N6480||Professional Issues in Nurse-Midwifery||2||Specialty|
|N8469||Newborn Assessment & Care||2||Specialty|
|N8478||Breastfeeding and Postpartum Care||2||Specialty|
|Summer II: 5 Credits|
|N8475||Clinical Practicum in Nurse-Midwifery||3||Specialty|
|N8497||Complex Management of Women's Health Conditions throughout the Lifespan||2||Specialty|
This page was last updated on 06/16/2013 and is subject to change at any time.