Specialize as a Nurse-Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Georgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing Program

Improve Women’s Health and Manage Care of Newborns

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ (NHS) dual online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program prepares you to manage women’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs as well as provide care of the normal newborn.

By the time you graduate, you will deliver between 30 and 40 newborns — well over the national requirement of 10 deliveries, or catches.

NM/WHNP Curriculum at a Glance

49 credits | 3 on-campus intensives | 1,000+ clinical hours | 27 months to complete part time
49 credits

3 on-campus intensives

1,000+ clinical hours

27 months to complete part time

The Georgetown University Experience — Delivered Online

In the NM/WHNP program, you will:

Grow as a practitioner under the attentive guidance of NHS faculty, who are fellows, active clinicians, and leaders in nurse-midwifery.

Develop specialized skills in HD-streaming, live online classes, informed by interactive content such as a 3D anatomy tool.

Practice clinical techniques, including pelvic exams and fetal positioning, at on-campus intensives with standardized patients and genitourinary teaching associates (GUTA).

Treat women and newborns during clinical placements at sites that meet Georgetown University standards.

Prepare to Become Board Certified Through the AMCB and NCC

NM/WHNP graduates are eligible to sit for board certification exams through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Passing these exams leads to certification as a WHNP and a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM).

The following reflects first-time certification rates of MS in Nursing students who graduated in 2017:1

AMCB Certification Rate



1 The national average AMCB certification rate in 2017 was 90.7%.