Empower and partner with patients through all phases of women's health care

Prepares students for independent management of women at low risk during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods and for primary and gynecologic care of women throughout the life span. Graduates are prepared for collaborative management of women with risk factors. Program graduates are academically eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board.  

 

 

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  Post-Master's Certificate MSN

Credits


Degree Required

34-36


MSN 

49-51


BSN 

All programs have rolling admission.

2019-20 Tuition Cost Per Credit: $1,170.00


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These programs are generally completed on a part-time basis (3-6 credits per term) while students are working. Personalized plans of study are created collaboratively by each student and their adviser in order to create a manageable and flexible schedule. 

Post-Master's Certificate Courses- 34-36 Credits

Specialty Courses – 25-27 Credits

Management of Episodic Health Problems

Advanced Concepts in Women’s Health Care Management Across the Lifespan

Advanced Concepts in Antepartum Management

Advanced Concepts in Postpartum and Newborn Management

Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice

Advanced Concepts in Labor Support

Nurse-Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth

Advance Practice in Nurse Midwifery

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

MSN Courses- 49-51 Credits

Specialty Courses – 25-27 Credits

Management of Episodic Health Problems

Advanced Concepts in Women’s Health Care Management Across the Lifespan

Advanced Concepts in Antepartum Management

Advanced Concepts in Postpartum and Newborn Management

Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice

Advanced Concepts in Labor Support

Nurse-Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth

Advance Practice in Nurse Midwifery

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Organizational and Systems Leadership

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

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  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities must reflect undergraduate courses in health assessment, nursing research and statistics (including inferential analysis).
  • Three completed recommendation letters prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing. (Post-master's certificate requires only one completed recommendation.)
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE scores (general test only). Waived if undergraduate (or if applicant has already earned bachelor's or master's degree) GPA is 3.200 or above. 
  • International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • An interview is required for applicants.
  • All applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.
  • Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program should have graduated with, or be about to graduate with, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program with an upper division major in nursing.
  • The required minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required for the M.S.N. Science GPA of 3.0 is recommended. For graduates of foreign nursing schools, a formal evaluation of their nursing program of study documenting equivalency to a U.S. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree must be submitted.
  • Prior to or during the first term of study, all Master of Science in Nursing applicants must have taken undergraduate nursing research and a statistics course which included inferential analysis (must be completed within 5 years of program start date). If the time period of 5 years has been exceeded for the statistics course, it may be possible for applicants to demonstrate proficiency by examination through an approved testing source (list of approved examinations available from the College of Nursing). Applicants who select an advanced practice nursing specialization must have taken an undergraduate course in health assessment.
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States. A Wisconsin or eNLC license is required at the time of admission. For students in the Indiana program, an Indiana R.N. license is required.
  • Clinical experience requirements – practice as a professional nurse recommended but not required.
  • BCLS from the American Heart Association, which must be maintained during all programs.

Lisa Hanson, PhD, RN, CNM, APNP, FAAN, FACNM  (Interim Program Director)

Karen Robinson, PhD, RN, CNM

Kathlyn Albert, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC

Kathryn Harrod, PhD, RN, CNM

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

 

Graduate Program Recruiter

email Lizzie Kerrick

phone: (414) 288-4792