DNP Dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)

Program Overview 

The dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) specialization of Nursing@Georgetown’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares registered nurses who currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to assume leadership roles in the care of normal newborns and women throughout the life span.

The Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialization is designed for nurses interested in providing both primary care for women and specialized care for their gynecological and obstetrical needs, including prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. The DNP program further equips graduates with the leadership ability and ethical expertise to promote responsible, evidence-based care for women across the health care system. 

Dual NM/WHNP Curriculum

The dual NM/WHNP curriculum, combining advanced nursing science with practical experience and leadership training, will position you for practice at the highest level in the specialty.  

Offered on a full-time or part-time basis, the dual NM/WHNP specialization includes:

  • 74 credits
  • Eight 15-week terms (Part-time basis: 11 15- week terms)
  • 1,100 clinical hours (600 WHNP, 200 NM, 300 DNP)
  • Three Objective Clinical Intensives
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Programmatic Outcomes

The Midwifery Program at Georgetown University School of Nursing has provided enrollment data, graduation data, attrition data, and board pass rates from 2019 – 2021 in the program’s programmatic outcomes document here.

Board Certification and Licensure

As a graduate of Nursing@Georgetown’s Dual NM/WHNP specialization of the DNP program, you will be prepared to pursue board certification through the following agencies:

  • The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
  • The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
  • The National Certification Corporation (NCC)
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

You must also meet state requirements (including criminal history, mental or physical disability, and disciplinary action) to obtain licensure.

Information about NM/WHNP accreditation agencies or certification exams can be obtained by contacting:

  • The midwifery program at Georgetown University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, please contact ACME directly: 240-485-1802,,
  • AMCB: 849 International Drive, Suite 120, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-694-9424,
  • NCC: 676 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60611,
  • CCNE: 202-887-6791 ext. 249, 

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to advance your nursing career with the online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Georgetown University, request more information about Nursing@Georgetown today.

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