Give Back to Women in Your Community
With the Online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Give Back to Women in Your Community
With the Online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program (NM/WHNP) Overview

Through a hybrid blend of asynchronous didactic content, synchronous class sessions, and in-person on-campus intensives (OCIs), the online dual NM/WHNP program from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) prepares advanced practice registered nurses to provide primary care to women across the life span, offer reproductive care during the childbearing years, and manage the care of newborns up to one month.

As an online nurse-midwifery program, the dual curriculum includes courses in reproductive health care, labor and birth, and integrated midwifery care. As a women’s health nurse practitioner program, the coursework further explores the primary, ambulatory, and advanced care of women.

Having completed a Master of Science degree in Nursing (MS in Nursing), graduates are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) exam and the National Credentialing Corporation (NCC) becoming certified as both nurse-midwives (CNMs) and women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs).

Online Dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program Highlights

  • Accredited by CCNE, ACME, AMCB, and NCC
  • 94% Average Annual AMCB Pass Rate for 2015–2017
  • Top-25 Master’s-Level Nursing School
    On U.S. News’ 2018 List

Dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum

The dual NM/WHNP curriculum draws upon the Jesuit value of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. As graduates of a dual WHNP and nurse-midwifery program, students learn to recognize and address the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the women and newborns in their care.

To learn more about applying, visit the admissions page.

The Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP program is offered on a part-time basis, consisting of:

49 credits
27 months to complete
1,000+ clinical hours
3required on-campus intensives
  • 49 credits
  • 27 months to complete
  • 1000+ minimum clinical hours
  • 3 required on-campus intensive

Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to pursue a career as a nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, request information about the online NM/WHNP program from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

NM/WHNP Accreditation

The online Master of Science degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE accreditation ensures that nursing degree programs consistently provide high-quality education supported by effective educational practices.

Graduates of the online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to pursue both women’s health nurse practitioner certification and midwifery certification.

Accreditation and board certification for the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program comes from 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)

Further information about the accreditation agencies or certification exams can be obtained by contacting:

  • ACME: 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; for information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel: 240-485-1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme.
  • AMCB: 849 International Drive, Suite 120 Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-694-9424, www.amcbmidwife.org.
  • NCC: 676 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60611, www.nccwebsite.org.
  • CCNE: (202) 887-6791 ext. 249, jbutlin@aacn.nche.edu

NM/WHNP Program Certification Examination Pass Rates

Graduates of the online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program have achieved strong annual pass rates with the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). The statistics below include pass rate information for both on-campus and online students who graduated from Georgetown University’s MS in Nursing program in the year indicated.

2017*

  • AMCB School First-Time Pass Rate Average: 94%
  • AMCB School Total Pass Rate Average: 92%

2016

  • AMCB School First-Time Pass Rate Average: 96%
  • AMCB School Total Pass Rate Average: 92%

2015

  • AMCB School First-Time Pass Rate Average: 91%
  • AMCB School Total Pass Rate Average: 98%

 

*For reference, the national average pass rate for the 2017 AMCB exam was 90.7%.

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