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 and global 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, healthcare 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 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, www.midwife.org/acme.

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate programs at an upcoming online information session.

APNI and DNP Online Information Sessions

Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 2 to 2:30 PM PST


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 6:30 to 7 PM PST


Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 2 to 2:30 PM PST


SU Graduate Programs Open House

Fri, October 2, 2020

4-6 p.m., Student Center, First Floor

SU Graduate Open Houses are held each quarter. Find out when the next session will be held.

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)

Graduates of the DNP in Nurse Midwifery are qualified to take the examination from the AMCB to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife and practice full-scope nurse-midwifery utilizing the Philosophy of Care of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and its Core Competencies.

Beyond the Traditional and Around the World

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. From our evidence-based simulations and clinical practice in high-tech hospital settings to a focus on global midwifery practice (which includes an optional clinical course in Global Health for Clinicians), our alumni find themselves providing critically-needed care in the U.S. and around the world. Our global lens delivers you evidence-based knowledge and expertise from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), leading to your ability to offer superior care in both rural and urban First Nations settings, in global governmental and voluntary health care organizations, and in clinics, birth centers and hospitals 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%

Overall Nurse-Midwifery AMCB Exam 1st time Pass Rates

2014: 100%
2015: 86%
2016: 92%
2017: 90%
2018: 82%

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

AMCB Exam Retake Pass Rate