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Nurse Midwifery Collaborative Program

Collaborative program offering a Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery with the Advanced Certificate program in midwifery offered through the College of Health Related Professions (CHRP)

The collaborative Nurse Midwifery Program prepares registered nurses with the advanced skills, education, and clinical experience required to provide primary care to women and newborns, through the 38 credits offered through the Advanced Certificate program in the College of Health Related Professions (CHRP), and further provides graduates with a Masters degree through 14 credits offered through the College of Nursing. The total program consists of 52 credits.

The 52-credit program is designed for registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees in nursing who are entering the separately registered Advanced Certificate Program in Midwifery offered by CHRP and who wish to pursue a master of science degree through the College of Nursing. Students complete 38 credits in CHRP and 14 credits in the College of Nursing. Students who apply will be reviewed for admission into both the CHRP and the College of Nursing. For a description of the Advanced Certificate Program, see the CHRP Bulletin, available online here.

Students complete the 52 credits by taking graduate nursing courses concurrently with courses taken in the CHRP Advanced Certificate Program.

The program can be completed on a full-time basis (two years) or part-time basis (three years). (See Curriculum).

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), which is currently the same examination required by the New York State Board of Midwifery, State Education Department.

Certified nurse midwives applying for the MS completion program who completed the certificate in nurse midwifery offered by SUNY Downstate prior to 1997 will have their course work evaluated on an individual basis.

  • Students with an MS in a Health Related field may choose the Advanced Certificate or MS in Midwifery or Nurse Midwifery, if qualified for Nurse Midwifery.
  • Nurses can choose either an MS in Midwifery or Nurse Midwifery. The Nurse Midwifery option requires a Bachelors in Nursing.

If you have questions about which Midwifery program to apply to, see this chart to help you decide: