Prepares students for independent management of low risk women 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.
- The Master of Science in Nursing degree requires 49-51 credit hours of course work.
- Expert doctorally-prepared midwifery faculty
- Midwifery philosophy and evidence-based practice threaded throughout curriculum
- Faculty find CNM preceptors
- Variety of clinical placements available throughout WI (Some Northern IL options)
- Hybrid online NMP courses-best of both worlds "face time" with flexibility
- Detailed program description
Core Courses – 12 Credits
NURS 6000 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURS 6007 Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy
NURS 6009 Organizational and Systems Leadership
NURS 6010 Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing
Foundation Courses – 9 Credits
NURS 6030 Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 6032 Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 6035 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
Specialty Courses – 25-27 Credits
NURS 6037 Management of Episodic Health Problems
NURS 6730 Advanced Concepts in Women’s Health Care Management Across the Lifespan
NURS 6742 Advanced Concepts in Antepartum Management
NURS 6744 Advanced Concepts in Postpartum and Newborn Management
NURS 6746 Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice
NURS 6751 Advanced Concepts in Labor Support
NURS 6752 Nurse-Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth
NURS 6753 Advance Practice in Nurse Midwifery
- 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.
- Graduate Record Exam Scores (GRE). Waived if cumulative GPA is 3.200 or higher.
- 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.
- Letters of reference: Three completed recommendation forms prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing.
- A written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study in general and midwifery specifically.
- Curriculum vitae or resume.
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges or universities - must reflect undergraduate courses in health assessment, nursing research and statistics (including inferential analysis).
- (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
- A personal interview is required. Applicants who are invited for an interview are notified by email.
Information regarding Graduate School tuition/fees and financial assistance is located on the Graduate School website.
Karen Robinson, PhD, RN, CNM (Interim Program Director)
Lisa Hanson, PhD, RN, CNM, APNP, FAAN, FACNM
Kathlyn Albert, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC
Kathryn Harrod, PhD, RN, CNM