Nurse Midwifery Certificate

Post-Graduate Certificate

The Nurse Midwifery focal area is unique in that it includes not only the basic core competencies required by certifying agencies, but also a focus on global midwifery practice. It incorporates the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Home-based Life Saving Skills curriculum into the program and also includes an optional clinical course in Global Health.

The CNM Post-Graduate Certificate midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802,

Nurse Midwifery Program of Study*

Credit requirements reviewed on an individual basis. Typical program of study varies by previous graduate work and course content completion. 

First Year

Summer QuarterFall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
  NURS 5020 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populations
at Risk (4)
NURS 5021 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3) NURS 5016 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care - Elective (3)
NURS 5024 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 5065 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
  Total Credits: 4 Total Credits: 3 Total Credits: 8

Second Year

Summer QuarterFall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
NURS 5000 - Life-Saving Skills for Childbearing Women and Newborns (3)
NURS 5001 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (1 credit lab=30 contact hours) (4)
NURS 5022 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications
for Primary Care (3)
NURS 5075 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
NURS 5039 - Primary Care of Women and Newborns: Clinical Practicum (150 clinical hours) (3)
NURS 5053 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health (5)
NURS 5060 - Primary Care, Antepartum and Newborn Care I (4)

NURS 5009 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
and Functions (3)
NURS 5049 - Management of Gynecological: Clinical Practicum (150 clinical hours) (3)
NURS 5061 - Primary Care of Women II (3)

NURS 5042- Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar (2)
NURS 5063 - Intrapartum Care (3)
NURS 5059 - Intrapartum Care: Clinical Practicum
(150 clinical hours) (3)
Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 8

Third Year

Summer Quarter
NURS 5064 - Global Health for Clinicians - Elective (0-3)
NURS 5079 - Transition to Midwifery Practice (240 clinical hours) (6)
Total Credits: 6-9

Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 690
Total Program Credits:

Seattle University provides the following program disclosures on Gainful Employment eligible certificate programs.

*Program of Study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. Current students should consult with their advisor and official SU graduate catalog for program requirements. Rev 04-9-15