Pathways to Midwifery Education
The following options may be available at the education program:
Baccalaureate degree (BA/BS) to RN and CNM/Graduate option -
Typically a 3 year program commonly referred to as "graduate entry" or "direct entry" which provides nursing + midwifery education to the Bachelor’s-prepared applicant.
Diploma or associates degree (AD) RN to CNM/Graduate option -
Often referred to as a "bridge" program which provides a BS degree to the RN and then graduate education in midwifery.
Fully Distance option -
Student does every part of the curricula study plan at a distant location, except for occasional retreats. All clinical learning experiences are accomplished in the student’s local or nearby community.
Partially Distance option -
Options for some web based courses that are done at a distance and some campus based courses done on location.
DNP option -
Doctor of Nursing Practice, either post-MS degree or direct from BS to DNP.
Post Graduate certificate option -
For those graduate-prepared APRNs who want to add midwifery to their scope of practice.
Graduate Completion option -
For the certificate-prepared midwife who wants to add graduate education.
Certified Midwife option -
Graduate midwifery education for the Bachelor’s-prepared applicant who is not a nurse. Basic health-related prerequisite courses are required and the graduate is eligible to take the same national certification examination, administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board, as the graduate nurse-midwife. CMs are currently authorized to practice in only 5 states: DE, MO, NJ, NY, RI.