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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 School of Health Professions (SOHP). To review options for Registered Nurses please click here.

The Master of Science (MS) in Nurse Midwifery program is offered in collaboration with the School of Health Professions (SOHP). The collaborative Nurse Midwifery program is designed for registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees in nursing who are entering the separately registered Advanced Certificate Program in Midwifery offered by SOHP and who wish to pursue an MS degree in Nurse Midwifery through the College of Nursing. CHRP’s' Advanced Certificate Program in Midwifery, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

The MS in Nurse Midwifery program provides the students with advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment, and diagnostic skills that lay the foundation for the management of women’s health care and their newborns. The program prepares students to practice midwifery through a strong didactic component that includes advanced courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment.

As advanced practice nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives provide prenatal care, labor and delivery management, postpartum care, well-woman gynecologic care, and primary health care for normal, healthy women and their healthy newborns. They practice independently in a wide array of clinical settings and collaborate with physicians when women in their care develop complications.

The curriculum of the Nurse Midwifery program reflects the recommendations of the advanced practice registered nurse consensus model for APRN regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education (LACE). It also meets the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Core Competencies and the ACNM Standards of Practice.

Upon completion of the program (38 credits at CHRP and 20 credits at CON), graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Graduates are also eligible to register with New York State as a licensed midwife.

The MS in Nurse Midwifery program is approved and registered through the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions, and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • Students with an Master of Science 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 Master of Science in Midwifery or Nurse Midwifery. The Nurse Midwifery option requires a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

If you have questions about applying to a specific Midwifery program, see this chart to help you decide: