Nurse Midwifery

Academics & Admissions

​​The Nurse Midwifery DNP program prepares you to assess and manage women’s health issues at the highest level.

Program Overview

April 15 deadline for fall admission

77 credits + 810 clinical hours + 500 mentored hours

3-year and
4-year study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare nurse midwives to manage the primary, obstetric, and gynecologic care of essentially healthy women across the life span and healthy newborns in a variety of settings.

We also prepare you to promote the health, safety, and welfare of families within the primary care environment.

My experience as a student in this program has been great. I like that the classes are flexible, because you can take them online or you can take them in person. I also like that the program directors are always available to help you and guide you.

Iris Gomez, DNP Student

Through this program, you will incorporate leadership principles and research activities into clinical practice, respecting diversity and inclusion in your practice.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the nurse midwifery certification exam by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. View Accreditation Details.

MSN program– Last class graduated May, 2017

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate was
– 2017 – 75% first time test takers and 100% retake
– 2016 – 86% first time test takers and 100 % retake
– 2015 – 86 % first time pass rate and 100 % retake
– 2014 – 86%   first time pass rate and 100% retake

Graduation rates: MSN students-
– 2017 – 100%  All students were part-time
– 2016 – 100%  All students were part-time
– 2015 – 100%  All students were part-time
– 2014 –  100%  All students were part-time

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

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate for the DNP
– 2018 – 100%, No retake

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate for the Post Masters Nurse Midwifery
– 2018 – 100%, No retake

American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate for the MSN repeat
– 2018 – 0% Retake (1 student)

Graduation rates: DNP students-
– 2018 – 100% – Student was full-time

Graduation rates: Post Masters Nurse Midwifery students
– 2018- 100% -Student was part-time