Specialize as a Nurse-Midwife/ Women’s Health Nurse PractitionerSpecialize as a Nurse-Midwife/ Women’s Health Nurse PractitionerSpecialize as a Nurse-Midwife/ Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Georgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing ProgramGeorgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing ProgramGeorgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing Program
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Provide primary, gynecologic, and reproductive healthcare to individuals across the lifespan
Georgetown University School of Nursing (GUSON) dual distance-based, online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program prepares advanced practice registered nurses to provide 1) primary care to individuals across the lifespan, 2) reproductive healthcare during the pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum periods, 3) sexual and gynecologic healthcare, 4) family planning services, 5) preconception care, and 6) care of newborns up to one month. Midwives also provide safe, comprehensive, culturally-responsive health care to transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) people and people of all sexual orientations.
In alignment with GUSON mission and values, the NM/WHNP program offers an innovative and robust health equity curriculum scaffolded throughout the specialty courses. Students learn trauma informed, person-centered care that seeks to advance health equity, mitigate racism and biases, and provide structurally competent care.
NM/WHNP Curriculum at a Glance
49 credits | 3 Objective Clinical Intensives | 1000+ 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 Georgetown University School of Nursing (GUSON) faculty, who are Fellows of their professional organization, active clinicians, and leaders in nurse-midwifery and women’s health.
Develop specialized skills in HD-streaming, live distance-based,online classes, informed by interactive content.
Practice clinical techniques at in-person Objective Clinical Intensives with standardized patients and genitourinary teaching associates (GUTA).
Treat individuals across the lifespan and newborns up to one month.
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 Master of Science in Nursing students who graduated in 2021: 85% AMCB Certification Rate, 100% NCC Certification Rate:1
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1 The national average NCC certification rate in 2020 was 94%. The national average AMCB certification rate in 2021 was 84.68%.