The nurse-midwifery is a 2- year master degree program with specialization in midwifery. Graduates are certified nurse-midwives who are responsible and accountable as primary health care providers to women throughout their life cycle and newborns. They are expected to practice within a health care system that provides for consultation, collaboration or referral as indicated by the client’s needs.
The program is combining both advanced nursing sciences and nurse-midwifery core competencies as developed by the American College of Midwifery Education (ACME, 2012). It provides advanced preparation in research, theory and scientific basis for clinical judgment in nursing practice as well as basic requisites for nurse-midwifery. Therefore, it incorporates master level courses in scientific inquiry and professional development in addition to core courses of theory and practice related to nurse-midwifery. Graduates are expected to have a knowledge base for midwifery practice, and transfer research findings to practice.
Students must complete 48 credit hours, of which are 540 clinical contact hours.