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Midwifery Education Programs

Midwifery education programs are post-baccalaureate programs that provide all the essential components of the midwifery curriculum as defined by the ACME document Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors Prerequisite to Midwifery Clinical Coursework and the ACNM document Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice. Midwifery education programs must also have the essential elements for program implementation as defined in the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Criteria for Accreditation documents. They must also be incorporated into programs of professional studies which grant academic degrees at master or doctoral levels. The information contained here was provided by the individual programs and is intended as a general overview. For additional information, contact the program(s) directly. While the ACNM does serve as resource for prospective nurse-midwifery and midwifery students, it does not provide career counseling services.



Baylor University (DNP)

College of Nursing

Nurse-Midwifery/Doctor of Nursing Prog

3700 Worth St

Dallas, TX 75246-2009

214-820-4111

Website

Program Directed by: Mary Ann Faucher CNM PhD FACNM



    Baystate Medical Center (MS in collaboration with Philadelphia University)

    Midwifery Education Program

    689 Chestnut St

    Springfield, MA 01107-1620

    413-794-4448

    Website

    Program Directed by: Barbara Graves CNM MN MPH FACNM

    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Bethel University (MS)

    Nurse Midwifery Education Program

    3900 Bethel Dr

    Saint Paul, MN 55112-6902

    651-638-6717

    Website

    Program Directed by: Jane Wrede CNM

    • Preaccredited


    California State University, Fullerton (MSN)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Specialty

    800 N State College Blvd EC-190

    Fullerton, CA 92831-3547

    Website

    Program Directed by: Ruth Turnquist Mielke CNM, PhD

    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Case Western Reserve University (MSN or DNP)

    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    10900 Euclid Ave

    Cleveland, OH 44106-4904

    216-368-2529

    Website

    Program Directed by: Gretchen G. Mettler CNM PhD

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Columbia University (MS)

    School of Nursing

    617 West 168th Street

    New York, NY 10032-3703

    212-305-3582

    Website

    Program Directed by: Laura Zeidenstein CNM MSN DNP

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    East Carolina University (MSN, Post Graduate Certificate)

    College of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    Health Science Building

    Greenville, NC 27858

    252-744-6402

    Website

    Program Directed by: Rebecca Bagley CNM DNP

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Emory University (MSN or MSN/MPH)

    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Specialty

    1520 Clifton Rd NE

    Atlanta, GA 30322-0001

    404-727-6961

    Website

    Program Directed by: Joyce King CNM PhD FACNM

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Frontier Nursing University (MSN, DNP)

    Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Edu.

    PO Box 528

    Hyden, KY 41749-0528

    606-672-2312

    Website

    Program Directed by: Tonya Nicholson DNP CNM WHNP-bc

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • Fully Distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Georgetown University (MS)

    School of Nursing and Health Studies

    Box 571272

    Washington, DC 20057-0001

    202-687-2971

    Website

    Program Directed by: Karen Trister Grace MSN, CNM

    • Fully Distance
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    NOTE: CNM/WHNP Master's Completion requires BSN to be eligible.


    Marquette University (MSN)

    College of Nursing

    PO Box 1881

    Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

    414-288-3810

    Website

    Program Directed by: Leona VandeVusse CNM PhD

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University (MS)

    School of Science and Health

    Midwifery Program

    Schoolhouse Lane and Henry Ave Room 222

    Philadelphia, PA 19144

    215-951-2525

    Website

    Program Directed by: Dana Perlman CNM MSN

    • Certified Midwife (CM) option
    • Fully Distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option
    • Foreign-educated midwife transfer credits


    New York University (MS)

    College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry

    Midwifery Program

    246 Greene St

    New York, NY 10003-6677

    212-998-5895

    Website

    Program Directed by: Julia Lange Kessler CM RN DNP FACNM

    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Ohio State University (MS)

    College of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Prog.

    1585 Neil Ave

    Columbus, OH 43210-1216

    614-292-4041

    Website

    Program Directed by: Sharon L. Ryan CNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Oregon Health Sciences University (MS, DNP)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd

    Portland, OR 97239-3011

    503-494-3114

    Website

    Program Directed by: Carol L. Howe CNM DNSc FACNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (frmly UMDNJ) (MSN)

    Rutgers School of Nursing

    Women's Health and Nurse-Midwifery

    65 Bergen St

    Newark, NJ 07107-3001

    973-972-4298

    Website

    Program Directed by: Elaine Diegmann CNM ND FACNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Master's Completion Option


    San Diego State University (MS)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Education Prog.

    5500 Campanile Dr

    San Diego, CA 92182-0001

    619-543-2540

    Website

    Program Directed by: Lauren P. Hunter CNM PhD FACNM

    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Seattle University (MSN)

    College of Nursing

    Nurse Midwifery Program

    901 12th Ave

    Seattle, WA 98122-4411

    206-296-5666

    Website

    Program Directed by: Terri Clark CNM PhD FACNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Shenandoah University (MSN)

    Division of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Education Prog

    1775 N Sector Ct

    Winchester, VA 22601-2859

    540-678-4382

    Website

    Program Directed by: Juliana Fehr CNM PhD FACNM

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option

    Affiliate Program Option: click here to see programs



    Stony Brook University (MS)

    School of Nursing

    Pathways to Midwifery

    Health Sciences Center

    Stony Brook, NY 11794-0001

    631-444-2867

    Website

    Program Directed by: Kelly Walker CNM DNP

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Fully Distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    SUNY Downstate Medical Ctr (MS)

    Midwifery Education Program

    450 Clarkson Ave MSC # 1227

    Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012

    718-270-7742

    Website

    Program Directed by: Ronnie Lichtman CNM LM PhD FACNM

    • Certified Midwife (CM) option
    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (MSN)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    3601 4th Street

    Lubbock, TX 79430

    806-743-2730

    Website

    Program Directed by: Christine Stuart CNM

    • Preaccredited
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option


    UCSFat SFGH (MS)

    Interdepartmental Nurse-Midwifery Ed Prg

    1001 Potrero Avenue, Room 6D-29

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    415-476-0335

    Website

    Program Directed by: Kim Dau CNM, MS

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Cincinnati Nurse-Midwifery (MSN)

    College of Nursing and Health

    Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

    PO Box 210038

    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0001

    513-558-6898

    Website

    Program Directed by: Cynthia Nypaver CNM, PhD, WHNP-BC

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Fully Distance


    University of Colorado Denver (MS)

    College of Nursing

    13120 E 19th Ave # 6511

    Aurora, CO 80045-2567

    303-724-8549

    Website

    Program Directed by: Jennifer G. Hensley CNM WHNP EdD

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Florida (MSN, DNP)

    UFHSC-J College of Nursing

    College of Nursing

    653-1 W 8th St LRC-3rd Fl BoxL-4

    Jacksonville, FL 32209-6511

    352-273-6411

    Website

    Program Directed by: Jane Houston CNM

    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Illinois at Chicago (MS, DNP)

    College of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    845 S Damen Ave # MC802

    Chicago, IL 60612-3727

    312-996-1863

    Website

    Program Directed by: Carrie Klima CNM PhD FACNM

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Indianapolis (MSN)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    1400 E Hanna Ave

    Indianapolis, IN 46227-3630

    317-788-3327

    Website

    Program Directed by: Barbara Winningham CNM

    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Kansas School of Nursing (MS)

    Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

    3901 Rainbow Blvd

    Kansas City, KS 66160-8500

    913-588-3354

    Website

    Program Directed by: Cara Busenhart CNM

    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Michigan (MS)

    School of Nursing

    400 N Ingalls St Rm 3320

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2003

    734-763-0016

    Website

    Program Directed by: Lisa Kane Low CNM PhD

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Minnesota (MN, DNP)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    308 Harvard St SE # 6-101

    Minneapolis, MN 55455-0353

    612-624-5933

    Website

    Program Directed by: Melissa Avery CNM PhD FACNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option
    *Applicants for this option complete both the MN and DNP programs and may be considered for admission to both MN and DNP, midwifery specialty, programs during MN application process.


    University of New Mexico (MSN)

    College of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    Nursing Pharmacy Building

    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

    505-272-6789

    Website

    Program Directed by: Kristen Ostrem CNM, CFNP

    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Pennsylvania (MSN)

    School of Nursing

    Midwifery Program

    420 Guardian Dr

    Philadelphia, PA 19104-4231

    215-573-7679

    Website

    Program Directed by: William McCool CNM FACNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Puerto Rico Grad Sch of Pub Hlth (MPH, Post Graduate Certificate)

    Graduate School of Public Health

    Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

    Med Sci Camp PO Box 5067

    San Juan, PR 00936

    787-281-7355

    Website

    Program Directed by: Gloria Martino

    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Utah, College of Nursing (DNP)

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    10 S 2000 E

    Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5880

    801-585-7183

    Website

    Program Directed by: Susanna Cohen CNM

    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    University of Washington (DNP)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

    University of Washington

    Seattle, WA 98195-0001

    206-543-8241

    Website

    Program Directed by: Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon CNM

    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Vanderbilt University (MSN)

    School of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Program

    102 Godchaux Hall

    Nashville, TN 37240-0001

    615-343-5876

    Website

    Program Directed by: Michelle R Collins CNM PhD FACNM

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Master's Completion Option
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Wayne State University (MSN, DNP)

    College of Nursing

    Nurse-Midwifery Option

    5557 Cass Ave Rm 248

    Detroit, MI 48202-3615

    313-577-5926

    Website

    Program Directed by: Deborah S. Walker CNM DNSc FACNM FAAN

    • AD RN to CNM Option
    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option
    • Partially_distance
    • Post Graduate Certificate Option


    Yale University (MSN)

    School of Nursing

    233 Mansfield Grove Rd Unit 208

    East Haven, CT 06512-4826

    203-737-5609

    Website

    Program Directed by: Cecilia Jevitt CNM PhD FACNM

    • BA/BS to RN/CNM Option










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