The Post-Master’s Certificate program in Nurse Midwifery is designed for registered nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing and are nationally certified Women’s Health, Adult or Family nurse practitioners.
A graduate of the Rutgers Post Master’s Certificate in Nurse Midwifery who holds a master’s degree with or with a certification for advanced nursing practice will be able to meet all the objectives of the basic midwifery program by choosing one of three options for the post master’s certificate:
Graduates are eligible to take the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) national certification exam.
Nurse Midwives provide primary care to women across the life span from adolescence to senescence including childbearing in diverse practice and health care delivery settings.
- All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance into the program.
- Students who have no Labor and Delivery experience must take a basic fetal monitoring course and complete 40 hours of observation on a Labor and Delivery Unit prior to beginning WHNM 6406. Proof of completion must be submitted.
- Attendance at the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting is a requirement for graduation.
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- The first time pass rate for the AMCB ( American Midwifery Certification Board) for the post masters certificate is 100%. Seventy five percent of the students complete program requirements with a 25% attrition rate.
- One hundred percent (100%) of graduates from 2008 to 2014 have passed the national certification exam the first time
- The graduation rate for the post masters certificate program for 2012-2014 is 75%.
Post-masters Certificate Curriculum
Overview sheet (PDF)
Deadline to Apply
- Apply by April 15 for Fall Term
The post master’s certificate in nurse midwifery is accredited by:
The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME),
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