Give Back to Women in Your Community as an NM/WHNP

Give Back to Women in Your Community as an NM/WHNP

Program Overview

The Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program is designed to prepare registered nurses to manage a woman’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs during the childbearing years, manage the care of the normal newborn, and provide primary care to women throughout the lifespan.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies established the Nurse-Midwifery program in 1972. The program now includes an innovative Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program, which provides students with the opportunity to study women’s health and midwifery practice through a strong didactic program that includes advanced courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. The program also includes a clinical sequence that allows students to experience a wide range of women’s health settings.

NM/WHNP Curriculum

The Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner concentration is for registered nurses who wish to care for the health and well-being of women during their reproductive years as well as the normal newborn. Nurse-midwives provide prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for women and healthy newborns. Nurse-midwives also provide gynecological and some primary care services for women from menarche through menopause. Because of this, Nursing@Georgetown delivers a combined, multidimensional Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner curriculum.

All graduates of the NM/WHNP program are eligible to become dually certified as Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNPs) without any extra coursework. Graduates are eligible to sit for the midwifery exam offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the WHNP exam offered by National Certification Corporation (NCC) to become Board Certified (BC).

The Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program is a proud member of the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC).

Part-Time Program

The program, which is offered on a part-time basis, consists of:

  • 49 credits/27 months to complete
  • 7 total terms
  • 1000+ clinical hours
  • 3 on-campus intensives required


Graduation data for both full-time and part-time students:

Graduation data for both full-time and part-time students
Year Total
2015 32
2016 54
2017 47


Accreditation and Board Certification

Accreditation and board certification for the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program comes from the following agencies:

  • The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
  • The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) - View Pass Rates
  • The National Certification Council (NCC)
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Further information about the accreditation agencies or the 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. Tel: 240-485-1802,,
  • AMCB: 849 International Drive, Suite 205, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-694-9424,
  • NCC: 142 E. Ontario Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60611,
  • CCNE: (202) 887-6791 ext. 249,

Non Discrimination Policy

Georgetown University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgetown University provides educational opportunities without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, age, color, disability, family responsibilities, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, personal appearance, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran’s status or any other factor prohibited by law in its educational programs and activities. Inquiries regarding Georgetown University’s non-discrimination policy may be addressed to Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action, 37th and O Sts., N.W., Suite M36, Darnall Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057. Revised 10/15/2009