MN DNP and Post Masters Certificate

Program Information

Program/Department Chair: Carol Howe, CNM, DNSc

Program length: 7 to 11 quarters

Admit by cohort: Yes

Authorized Award(s): Nurse Midewifery - MS, MN, and Post Masters Certificate (CIP Code: 51.1604)

Minimum number graded credit hours: 52 credits for the Certificate, 77 credits for MN, 118 credits for DNP

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.0 GPA

Program Purpose Statement 

The nurse-midwifery program educates students to become competent health care practitioners, scholars, and leaders with a clinical focus on the reproductive and primary health care needs of women and their neonates.


Student Learning Outcomes Statements

At the end of the nurse-midwifery programs, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the independent management of primary health screening and health promotion of women from the perimenarcheal through post-menopausal periods.
  2. Demonstrate the independent management of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the post partum period.
  3. Demonstrate the independent management of the care of the well newborn during the first 28 days of life.
  4. Evaluate, utilize, interpret, and collaborate in research.
  5. Demonstrate professional accountability through collaborative communication in the provision of midwifery care to women and their families.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of health care principles and a familiarity with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)Standards for the Practice of Midwifery and the ACNM Code of Ethics.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking and clinical judgment in the practice of clinical midwifery.
  8. Apply interpersonal and communication skills to care for diverse populations of women and their families.
  9. Demonstrate development of leadership skills directed toward representation of the midwifery model of care in clinical practice, health policy, education, and scholarship.