Dual Women's Health Nurse Midwifery

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DNP - Dual Women's Health/Nurse Midwifery

The Dual Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Practitioner with a DNP degree receives advanced preparation in the assessment and management of women’s health issues. The practitioner provides primary and reproductive care to women across the life span. In addition, the Nurse Midwife provides holistic health care through the labor and birth process as well as in the postpartum period to essentially healthy women and their newborns. The dual program emphasizes a wellness paradigm and implements a scientific, evidence-based rationale for practice within diverse practice and health care delivery settings

Graduates from the Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery dual program are awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and are prepared for full scope practice as a women’s health NP and a certified nurse midwife.

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

This program course load is 78 credits with 855 clinical hours. The following are the required courses for this program

Program Outcomes

Follow this link to view Doctor of Nursing Practice Outcomes

Sample Curriculum

Dual Women's Health 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 the Dual Women’s Health/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, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme

For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact: Dr. Ginette Lange, at langegi@sn.rutgers.edu, Tel: 973-972-8517

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery is a new program and the first students were admitted Fall, 2017.  Currently there are no graduation rates and no national certification exam results.



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