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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 women, children and families.


The Seattle University Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, please contact ACME directly. Tel: (240) 485-1802,

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.

APNI-DNP Sessions for Non-Nurse Applicants

Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT


Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT


DNP Sessions for RN Applicants

Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT


Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT


Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT



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.

Beyond the Traditional

The Seattle University College of Nursing’s CNM doctorate program of study provides the basic core competencies and curriculum essentials required by certifying and accrediting organizations, while taking your practice many steps further. Our alumni find themselves providing critically-needed care in the U.S. and around the world. 

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Even though we are working remotely, you can still connect with a graduate admission counselor and stay up to date with important information about the admissions process. 

Certified Nurse Midwifery at SU

Overall Nurse-Midwifery Graduation Rates

2014: 100%
2015: 100%
2016: 100%
2017: 100%
2018: 100% - Attrition 0%
2021: 100% - Attrition 0%

Overall Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st time Pass Rates

2014: 100%
2015: 86%
2016: 92%
2017: 88%
2018: 83%

Aggregate Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st Time Pass Rate: 88% over most recent 3 years

AMCB Exam Retake Pass Rate


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

Notice Inviting Third Party Comments for the Accreditation of the Seattle University Midwifery Program

The nurse-midwifery education program at the Seattle University College of Nursing in Seattle, WA is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation in August 2021. Please email any written third-party comments to or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD, 20910-6374; Tel: 240-485-1803,; by August 20, 2021. In all instances, your comments must directly relate to the continuing accreditation of this program and the ACME Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation (Revised 12/2020). Please cite the particular criterion of concern in your comments. The criteria can be found online at Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation.