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The distance-based, online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University School of Nursing is a dual program that was designed to equip advanced practice registered nurses with the skills and knowledge to provide a wide range of care to individuals across the lifespan.
The Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing specifically teaches advanced practice registered nurses how to provide primary care to individuals across the lifespan: reproductive health care during the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum periods; sexual and gynecologic health care; family planning; preconception care; and care of newborns up to 1 month old.
Grounded in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, the program emphasizes safe, comprehensive, culturally responsive health care to transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) people, and to people of all sexual orientations. In line with the mission and values of Georgetown, this midwifery program seeks to advance health equity, mitigate racism and biases, and provide structurally competent care through trauma informed, person-centered approaches.
Georgetown University’s School of Nursing empowers nursing professionals to advance their careers with a Master of Science in Nursing (MS-Nursing) distance-based, online program (an MS in Nursing is comparable to an MSN degree and prepares students at the same level of competency). As a nursing student at Georgetown, you will receive a high-quality education that prioritizes an innovative and robust health equity curriculum, helping students become a leader in this specialized health care setting. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) exam and the National Credentialing Corporation (NCC) becoming certified as both nurse-midwives (CNMs) and women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs).
The dual Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) curriculum is grounded in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.
Students in the program will cultivate a holistic view of individual and family health that encompasses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health as they prepare to pursue a career as a nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner.
The Master of Science in Nursing program has multiple cohorts starting throughout the year. Georgetown University accepts applications on a rolling basis up to the final application deadline for each cohort. Learn more about application deadlines and admission requirements for the program. (Note: you will enter a website maintained by 2U.)
Georgetown University School of Nursing is committed to excellence and innovation in the field of nursing. Our distance-based, online platform is designed with the needs of online learners in mind, and our coursework is backed by expert research in curriculum and pedagogy, and best nursing practices.
As a nursing student at Georgetown, you will have the opportunity to engage with fellow nurses in weekly live classes. These classes are led by our renowned faculty members who are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience. The collaborative environment fosters in-depth discussions, real-time presentations, and on-screen annotations, creating a rich and engaging learning experience for all.
Upon completing a Master of Science in Nursing (MS in Nursing), you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) exam and the National Credentialing Corporation (NCC). This will set you up for your midwife career progression and help ensure you’re on the path to becoming certified as both a nurse-midwife (CNM) and a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP).
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Accreditation and board certification for the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program comes from the following agencies:
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The Midwifery Program at Georgetown University School of Nursing has provided enrollment data, graduation data, attrition data, and board pass rates from 2019 – 2021 in the program’s programmatic outcomes document here.