The KU Nurse-Midwifery core courses, 19 credit hours, are predominantly distance-based, Internet courses. Students will come to the KU Medical Center campus two to five times each semester for clinical seminars only. Weekly face-to-face classroom courses do not occur, although synchronous learning is required for this program. This is met by meeting as a whole, online, with audio/computer interface each week for three hours.
The program is composed of three cores: (1) a General Graduate Core, (2) an Advanced Practice Core, and (3) a Nurse-Midwifery Specialty Core. The Nurse-Midwifery Specialty Core is the capstone core and builds upon the first two cores. View sample plans of study here.
Summary of Course Requirements
|General Graduate Core (KU School of Nursing) *|
|NRSG 748||Theories for Practice and Research: Individual, Family, Community||3|
|NRSG 754||Health Care Research||3|
|NRSG 755||Health Care Professionalism: Issues and Roles||3|
|NRSG 898||Research Project||2|
|Advanced Practice Core|
|NRSG 731||Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics For Advanced Practice Nursing||1|
|NRSG 810||Advanced Health Assessment||5|
|NRSG 812||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NRSG 813||Applied Drug Therapy||3|
|Nurse-Midwifery Specialty Core|
|NRSG 830/831||Care of Women in the Antepartal Period||4|
|NRSG 832||Nurse-Midwifery in the Neonate||1|
|NRSG 836/837||Nurse-Midwifery in the Intrapartal/Postpartum Period:Practicum||3/2|
|NRSG 835||Primary Care of Women||3|
|NRSG 838||Primary Care of Women Through the Lifespan Practicum||2|
|NRSG 840||Care of Women Integration Practicum||4|
Total Credits Required
* Some variations may exist at collaborating institutions, from the UMKC School of Nursing or Wichita state University.