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Nurse-Midwifery, DNP

Provide critically needed care as a Nurse-Midwife with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Seattle University. Expand your career and life as you assist in bringing new and healthy lives to parents, children and families.

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About this Program

Holistic Care Starts at the Beginning

Further your career as a leader in midwifery with Seattle University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialization in Nurse Midwifery. You will form lifelong bonds and support networks with fellow students from diverse backgrounds through our cohort-based program, a facet of our approach that strengthens your educational experience while informing your cultural awareness.

With trusted midwifery traditions and innovation in high-tech hospital settings, our program is led by compassionate faculty committed to the humane education of midwives and the highest academic standards of evidence-based practice, health care service design and outcome evaluation. Join us to expand your career and life as you assist in bringing new and healthy lives to parents, children and families.

Certified Nurse-Midwifery (CNM) Program at a Glance

Learn how a DNP degree in CNM will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

The Certified Nurse Midwifery doctorate program provides the basic core competencies and curriculum essentials required by certifying and accrediting organizations, while taking your practice many steps further. The CNM program of study is for students entering the DNP program with an RN and Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) to DNP students who have successfully completed their pre-licensure program of study.

DNP graduates will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the provision of evidence-based advanced practice nursing care.
  2. Utilize information systems technology to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate competence in an advanced nursing practice specialty.
  4. Exercise leadership through scholarship, advocacy, and community engagement to achieve just and equitable healthcare systems that improve health potential and reduce health disparities of vulnerable populations.
  5. Evaluate and influence healthcare systems and health policy at local, state, federal, and global levels.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication and interprofessional collaboration in the promotion of healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.
  7. Evaluate beliefs, values, and ways of knowing to foster lifelong personal and professional development.
  8. Apply ethical decision-making in complex clinical situations.

Seattle University Nurse Midwifery Program Philosophy, Mission and Objectives

No data is available for 2019 and 2020 due to the curriculum transition from MSN to DNP.

Overall Nurse-Midwifery Graduation Rates

2014: 100%

2015: 100%

2016: 100%

2017: 100%

2018: 100% - Attrition 0%

2021: 100% - Attrition 0%

2022: 100% - Attrition 0%

Overall Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st time Pass Rates

2014: 100%

2015: 86%

2016: 92%

2017: 88%

2018: 83%

2021: 89%

2022: 63.6%

Aggregate Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st Time Pass Rate: 87% over most recent 3 years

AMCB Exam Retake Pass Rate


For National candidates, 3-year total is 67.9%; SU 3-year total 75%

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.

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American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Certification Exam

Graduates of the Seattle University Midwifery Program of Study are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) certification exam. Midwifery specialty track courses are taught by accomplished and practicing professors.

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State-of-the-Art Clinical Performance Lab

The Clinical Performance Lab is a state-of-the-art, 20,000 square foot facility located a few blocks from the Seattle University main campus at Swedish Cherry Hill Medical Center. You’ll take your classroom knowledge and practice in a safe clinical environment with realistic patient scenarios.


Uniquely Situated in The Dynamic Heart of Seattle

Only steps away from ‘Pill Hill’— so called because of the density of several major medical centers, giving students easy access to clinical classes in a variety of settings.


The CNM Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802,

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Seattle University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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