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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 2022. The application deadline is June 1, 2022.


Course Name/Credit hours/ Offered
NRSG 841 Reproductive Endocrinology (2) Fall 2022
NRSG 921 Primary Care of Women Across the Lifespan (2) Spring 2023
NRSG 922 Care of Women in the Antepartal Period  (3) Summer 2023
NRSG 923 Nurse-Midwifery in the Postpartum and Newborn Period (2) Fall 2023
NRSG 924 Nurse-Midwifery in Intrapartum Period (3) Fall 2023
NRSG 926 Primary care of Women across the Life Practicum  (2) Spring 2024
NRSG 925 Care of Women in the Antepartal Period Practicum (2) Spring 2024
NRSG 927 Childbearing Family Practicum: Intrapartum, Postpartum and Newborn (3) Summer 2024
NRSG 928 Nurse-Midwifery Integration Practicum (4) Fall 2024

The Nurse-Midwifery DNP Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD 20901-6374; Tel: 240-485-1803,;

Nursing Licensure

This program prepares nurses who have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate education program from a nationally accredited school of nursing for an additional advanced practice specialty certification. APRN eligibility differs across states and many require a specialty certification. Specialty certifications are acquired through national exams that do not vary by state. For information on individual state's requirements go to the National Councils of State Boards of Nursing website.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.

Last modified: Jun 14, 2021