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Nurse Midwifery Postgraduate Certificate

School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Nurse Midwifery Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postgraduate certificate program in nurse midwifery offers students with a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) or other graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area the opportunity to complete an additional area of study. Completion of required coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to take certification examinations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by American Midwifery Certification Board & Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A DNP or other accredited graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area is required for admission to this program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants must have a current registered nurse license.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions where postsecondary credit was earned, reference materials containing an Admission Reference Form and personal letter of reference from two separate individuals, two essays, a current curriculum vitae/resume, a current registered nurse license, and English language proficiency scores (if applicable). Application deadlines for this certificate are a priority deadline of November 1, with rolling admissions on a space available basis until March 1.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Please contact the School of Nursing for detailed information about the requirements for this certificate. Each applicant's curriculum is unique and based on the applicant's previous DNP degree and coursework. Final coursework decisions are made by the faculty advisor.
Courses may include:
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6308 - Women's Primary Care Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6210 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family (3.0 cr)
NURS 6211 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk (2.0 cr)
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7213 - Midwifery Clinical and Professional Integration (3.0 cr)
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I (1.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 5505 - Assessment and Support of Women in Labor (2.0 cr)
 
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NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory/evidence to holistic practice in women's health. Emphasis placed on theoretical knowledge/skills related to caring for common reproductive health needs of women throughout life cycle. Sociopolitical context of women's lives integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Clinical experience in women's reproductive health setting to develop basic skills in providing holistic, safe, competent care, including history taking, physical examination, patient education specific to women's reproductive health issues across lifespan. prereq: [6305 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6305]
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6308 - Women's Primary Care Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practicum in women's reproductive and primary health care settings to continue development of basic skills in providing holistic, safe, competent care, including history taking, physical examination, patient education specific to reproductive and primary healthcare issues across lifespan. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 6305, 6306
NURS 6210 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Evidence-based models of midwifery practice for management/support of women/families during labor, birth, and immediate postpartum period. Care of newborn. prereq: instr consent
NURS 6211 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Implement evidence-based models of midwifery practice in the management and support of women and families during labor, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and care of the newborn. prereq: 6305, 6306, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6212
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evidence based, theoretical/epidemiologic basis for advanced practice nursing care of women with complex reproductive health problems requiring multidisciplinary interventions. Selected high-risk gynecologic/perinatal conditions. prereq: (NM and WHNP) N6305, N6306, 6501, (NM only) 6210/6211, 6212 (WHNP only) 6502, 7504, 7505, 6929
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply advanced assessment/management skills in care of women/infants at risk for medical/psychosocial problems. Gain experience in management of selected high-risk perinatal conditions. prereq: WHNP DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926 Nurse-Midwife DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6210, 6211
NURS 7213 - Midwifery Clinical and Professional Integration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integration of clinical role of nurse midwife. Role in leadership, legislation, and policy. prereq: Nurse midwifery DNP student in final semester, no incomplete cr, instr consent
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 6305, 6306, 6501
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course builds on foundational theoretical and evidence-based content to develop advanced assessment and care planning competencies in working with patients with complex gynecological and pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6501
NURS 5505 - Assessment and Support of Women in Labor
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Self-directed study with goal of working with experienced labor nurses/learning knowledge/skills required to perform labor. Clinical experience. Completion of selected online modules related to nursing care of women in labor. prereq: Admission to DNP Program