Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)
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.
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 Nurse-Midwifery program are eligible to become dually certified as women’s health nurse practitioners without any extra coursework and are eligible to sit for certification exams offered by theAmerican Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB, formerly ACNM: American College of Nurse Midwives) and the National Certification for Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing Specializations (NCC).
The program consists of: