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Midwifery Education Program

Advanced Certificate Program of Study - 5 Semester Option

All students must hold a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, take a basic fetal monitoring course with examination and must hold current certification in neonatal resuscitation (AAP/AHA) prior to taking NRMW 5404 Intrapartum.

First Year

Fall
Course No. Course Title
Credits

MIDW 4001
NRMW 5112
NRMW 5113
NRMW 5114
NRMW 5115
NRMW 5116

NRMW 5205

NRMW 5010

NRMW 5117

Basic Health Skills *
Physical Assessment of Women, Didactic
Physical Assessment of Women, Clinical
Pelvic Assessment of Women, Didactic
Pelvic Assessment of Women, Clinical
Pathophysiology of Acute and Chronic Conditions in Women and Their Primary Care
Advanced Pharmacology

Professional Issues & Leadership in Midwifery

Continuity of Care Elective 1##

3 *
1
1
0.5
0.5
3

3

3

0.5

  Total Credits
12/15.5 *##
Spring
Course No. Course Title
Credits

NRMW 5009
NRMW 5209
NRMW 5212
NRMW 5213
NRMW 5214
NRMW 5215

NRMW 5216

Obstetric Pharmacotherapeutics
Medical & Obstetric Complications of Pregnancy
Well Woman Gynecology, Didactic
Well Woman Gynecology, Clinical
Antepartum Care, Didactic
Antepartum Care, Clinical

Continuity of Care Elective 2##

1
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5

0.5

  Total Credits
8.5-9##
Summer
Course No. Course Title
Credits

MIDW 4002
MIDW 4003
NRMW 5208
NRMW 5309
NRMW 5700

NRMW 5310

Integrated Medical Sciences I * and possibly
Integrated Medical Sciences II *
Clinical Practicum in Primary Care
Medical Complications of Pregnancy
Independent Study #

Continuity of Care Elective 3##

3 *
3 *
1
1.5
1-3 #

0.5

  Total Credits
2.5/13*##

Second Year

Fall
Course No. Course Title
Credits
NRMW 5104
NRMW 5404
NRMW 5105
NRMW 5409
MIDW 4003
Neonatology
Intrapartum Care
Postpartum Care
Obstetric Complications of Pregnancy
Integrated Medical Sciences II * (If not taken during previous summer)
3
5.5
1
1.5
3 *
  Total Credits
11/14*
Spring
Course No. Course Title
Credits
NRMW 5405
Integration of Clinical Studies
4
  Total Credits
4*

Total Credit Allocation for the Program 38/39.5/47/48.5*##

* 9 credits of supplemental courses for Direct-Entry Midwifery Track (required for state licensure). These courses, or their equivalents, are required only of direct entry students. The credits for these courses are undergraduate level credits and are not included in the number required for the Advanced Certificate or Master's Degree.

** Either Health Care Policy and Community Assessment, NRMW 5403, or International Women's Health Care Policy, NRMW 5302, satisfies the requirements for the MS degree in Midwifery.

# A 1-3 credit independent study (NRMW 5700) may be taken as an elective in either or both of the first two summer semesters with faculty permission. Credits for these courses are not included in the number required for the Advanced Certificate or Master's Degree.

##This elective must be taken for all 3 semesters. It involves following one family planning a home birth through all prenatal visits, observing the birth, and following the family up to 6 weeks of the postpartum period. It must be taken for 3 semesters unless the family opts out of care or has transferred to the hospital. Credits for these courses are not included in the number required for the Advanced Certificate or Master's Degree.