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Midwifery Education Program

Master of Science Program of Study - 7 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

NRMW 5010

NRMW 5401

NRMW 5407

NRMW 5117

Professional Issues & Leadership in Midwifery

Research 1 +

Introduction to Teaching +

Continuity of Care Elective 1##

3

3

3

0.5##

  Total Credits
9/9.5##
Spring
Course No. Course Title
Credits

MIDW 4002

NRMW 5402

NRMW 5403

NRMW 5216

Integrated Med. Sciences I *

Research II +

Health Care Policy & Community Assessment ** +

Continuity of Care Elective 2##

3 *

3

3

0.5

  Total Credits
3//9.5 ***##
Summer
Course No. Course Title
Credits
MIDW 4002 Integrated Med. Sciences I * (If not taken in previous semester.) and/or 3
MIDW 4003 Integrated Med. Sciences II * 3 *

NRMW 5700

NRMW 5310

Independent Study #

Continuity of Care Elective 3##

1-3 #

0.5##

  Total Credits
0/9.5*###

Second Year

Fall
Course No. Course Title
Credits

MIDW 4001
NRMW 5112
NRMW 5113
NRMW 5114
NRMW 5115

NRMW 5116

NRMW 5205

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

3 *
1
1
0.5
0.5

3

3

  Total Credits
9/12*
Spring
Course No. Course Title
Credits
NRMW 5009
NRMW 5209
NRMW 5212
NRMW 5213
NRMW 5214
NRMW 5215
Obstetric Pharmacotherapeutics
Medical & Obstetric Complications
Well Woman Gynecology, Didactic
Well Woman Gynecology, Clinical
Antepartum Care, Didactic
Antepartum Care, Clinical
1
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
  Total Credits
8.5
Summer
Course No. Course Title
Credits
MIDW 4003 Integrated Med. Sciences II * (If not previously taken.) 3 *
NRMW 5208 Clinical Practicum in Primary Care 1
MIDW 5302 International Women's Health Care Policy ** + 3 **
NRMW 5309 Medical Complications of Pregnancy 1.5
NRMW 5700 Independent Study #
1-3 #
  Total Credits
2.5/11.5 ** #

Third Year

Fall
Course No. Course Title
Credits
NRMW 5204
NRMW 5105
NRMW 5104
NRMW 5409
Intrapartum Care
Postpartum Care
Neonatology
Obstetric Complications of Pregnancy
5.5
1
3
1.5
  Total Credits
11
Spring
Course No. Course Title
Credits
NRMW 5405 Integration of Clinical Studies
4
  Total Credits
4

Total Credit Allocation for the Program 50/59*

* 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.

+ Courses in the MS in Midwifery Completion program.