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.

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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.

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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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%
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%

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


The Seattle University, College of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD, 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, please contact ACME directly. Tel: (240) 485-1803, acme@acnm.orgwww.midwife.org/acme