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Tue, April 2, 2019

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The Nurse Midwifery (CNM) focal area prepares graduates to become leaders and innovators in the dual professions of nursing and midwifery. The CNM program of study is unique in that it includes not only the basic core competencies and curriculum essentials required by certifying and accrediting organizations, but also a focuses on global midwifery practice, and includes an optional clinical course in Global Health for Clinicians.

Graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Midwifery are qualified to take the certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and practice full-scope nurse-midwifery utilizing the Philosophy of Care of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM, 2004 at

Midwifery faculty at Seattle University are committed to the humane education of midwives by utilizing the highest academic standards of evidence-based practice, health care service design, and outcome evaluation. They are further dedicated to the education of health care professionals and leaders with a deep commitment to actively work toward a just and humane world for women, children and families.

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,

The following program of study is for students entering the DNP program with an RN and all APNI students who have successfully completed pre-licensure year one. All midwifery students are enrolled full-time.


Summer Quarter - 12 creditsSummer Quarter - 6 credits  
6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge for Advanced Practice
6074 Introduction to Primary Care and Population-Based Care
6120 Population Based Health Care
Fall Quarter - 13 creditsFall Quarter - 17 creditsFall Quarter - 13-15 credits
6014 Theory Informed Critical Inquiry I
6017 Health Care Economics and Finance 
6200 Life Saving Skills for Childbearing Women and Newborns
6021-6121 Mental Health in Primary Care and Community: Lab/Theory
6042 Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing
6110 Ethical Care for Social Justice
6206 Primary Care of Women
6009 Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Functions
6203 Midwifery Clinical Practicum II
6903 DNP Project Internship II
DNP Elective
Winter Quarter - 15 creditsWinter Quarter - 14 creditsWinter Quarter - 12-14 credits
6001 Advanced Health Assessment: Lab
6075 Advanced Differential Diagnoses
6111 Health Informatics I
6202 Midwifery Management of Antepartum Newborn and Postpartum Care
6010 Health Care Policy for a Just and Humane World
6018 Health Program Planning and Development
6160 Leadership in Health Care Systems
6208 Midwifery Management of Intrapartum Postpartum and Newborn Care
6207 Midwifery Integration I
6210 Global Health for Clinicians
6905 DNP Project Internship III
Spring Quarter - 14-15 creditsSpring Quarter - 15 creditsSpring Quarter - 6-8 credits
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6022 Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care
6204 Management of Gynecological and Reproductive Health
6020 Epidemiologic Analysis of Populations at Risk
6190 Quality Improvement Process and Methodologies
6201 Midwifery Clinical Practicum I
6901 DNP Internship I
6209 Midwifery Integration II
6212 Midwifery History and Professional Issues
6907 DNP Project Internship IV (Optional)
DNP Project Presentation

* A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. All courses begin with prefix NURS. Rev. April 2018.

Overall Nurse-Midwifery Graduation Rates:

2014: 100%
2015: 100%
2016: 100%
2017: 100%

Overall Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st time Pass Rates:

2014: 100%
2015: 86%
2016: 92%
2017: 90% 

Aggregate Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st Time Pass Rate: 89% over most recent 3 years

AMCB Exam Retake Pass Rate: 100%