The Nurse Midwifery DNP program starts in the fall and has the following requirements for graduation:
- 77 credits
- 810 clinical hours of precepted midwifery practice
- 500 mentored hours devoted to your DNP project*
In-person courses meet at our Newark campus.
2021 Fall Start
*If you do not complete your project during your project-related courses, you will need to register for a 1-credit project continuation course in subsequent semesters until your project is complete.
If you don’t have prior labor and delivery experience, you must take a basic fetal monitoring course and clock 40 hours of observation on a labor and delivery unit before taking course number NMID 6407, “Nurse-Midwifery Theory V: Management of the Neonate and Breastfeeding.” Once you complete the course, you must submit a certificate of completion and proof of your observation.
Before graduating, you will have to attend the American College of Nurse Midwives annual meeting in your final spring semester. We have a special fund to help defray the cost of attendance.