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DNP - Nurse Midwifery

The Nurse Midwifery Practitioner DNP Program provides nurses with advanced preparation in the assessment and management of women’s health issues. Certified Midwifery Practitioners manage the primary, obstetric, and gynecologic care of essentially healthy women across the life span as well as healthy newborns in a variety of settings.  Graduates are eligible to sit for the nurse midwifery certification exam which is administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). The program can be completed in either part-time or full-time study.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Midwifery prepares graduates to be practice leaders at the highest level in the application and translation of evidence based research to improve health system in health care for women. The DNP emphasizes advanced leadership and expertise to challenge the standards of practice and create innovative models of care.

View the Midwifery Program Philosophy

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

Campus Locations

All of the in-person classes are held at the Newark campus only.

Credits to Completion

Post-Bacc DNP Nurse Midwifery program is 77 credits with 810 clinical hours devoted to precepted Midwifery practice.

Program Outcomes

Follow this link to view Doctor of Nursing Practice Outcomes

Sample Curriculum

Nurse Midwifery – One Page Overview (pdf)

Plans of Study

Fall Start - 3 Year Plan of Study (pdf)
Fall Start - Part-time Plan of Study (pdf)

Why Choose Nurse Midwifery at Rutgers?

  1. The program has been successfully educating students since 1975 adapting the program to provide qualified appropriately credentialed practitioners to meet the changing needs of the health care system.
  2. The program has access to a busy clinical site where students receive their initial experiences with clinically seasoned faculty.
  3. The program provides the opportunity for students to go to other clinical sites throughout the program.
  4. The University projects an ethnically and culturally diverse atmosphere where all students feel comfortable acceptance.
  5. Rutgers, the State University is ranked #2 in US colleges to study health professions as reported in USA Today.  In addition, the School of Nursing is ranked 20th nationally and its DNP programs are ranked 17th nationally by US News & World Report, 2017
  6. The program has a special fund to help defray the cost of attending the ACNM annual meeting which is a requirement of graduation.

Deadline to Apply

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The Rutgers midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802

For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel: 240-485-1802,,

For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact: Dr. Joyce Hyatt, at, Tel: 973-972-5386

AMCB Board Pass rates

MSN program- Last class graduated May, 2017

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate was

Graduation rates: MSN students-

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The first students were admitted in January 2016. 

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate for the DNP

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate for the Post Masters Nurse Midwifery

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate for the MSN repeat

Graduation rates: DNP students-

Graduation rates: Post Masters Nurse Midwifery students



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