Nurse Midwifery Certificate
Nurse-Midwifery Certificate - 23 credit hours
The Midwifery Certificate program focuses on the care and management of well-women's primary and reproductive health care needs throughout the life span. Certified nurse midwives provide preconception counseling, care during pregnancy and childbirth, immediate newborn care, gynecological services and care of the peri-menopausal and post-menopausal woman.
The Certificate program consists of 23 hours of coursework and 704 clinical practicum hours. Students come to the KU Medical Center campus two to five times during semesters in which practicum courses occur. Students also participate in synchronous learning by meeting online as a group with audio/computer interface each week for three hours.
Clinical practice sites are generally located in the Kansas City metropolitan area but may extend across the state of Kansas and other communities where students are located. Clinical hours in the Midwifery courses are arranged with the course coordinator at the beginning of each semester.
The Nurse-Midwifery certificate program requires that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology are required.
The next class sequence begins in Fall 2020. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.
||Course Name/Credit hours/ Offered|
|NRSG 841||Reproductive Endocrinology (2) Fall 2020|
|NRSG 921||Primary Care of Women Across the Lifespan (2) Spring 2021|
|NRSG 922||Care of Women in the Antepartal Period (3) Summer 2021|
|NRSG 923||Nurse-Midwifery in the Postpartum and Newborn Period (2) Fall 2021|
|NRSG 924||Nurse-Midwifery in Intrapartum Period (3) Fall 2021|
|NRSG 926||Primary care of Women across the Life Practicum (2) Spring 2022|
|NRSG 925||Care of Women in the Antepartal Period Practicum (2) Spring 2022|
|NRSG 927||Childbearing Family Practicum: Intrapartum, Postpartum and Newborn (3) Summer 2022|
|NRSG 928||Nurse-Midwifery Integration Practicum (4) Fall 2022|
The Nurse-Midwifery post-graduate certificate program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20901-6374; Tel:240-485-6374, www.midwife.org/acme or by email to Executive Director Heather Maurer, firstname.lastname@example.org.