Midwifery Curriculum

Academics & Admissions

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.

Additional Requirements

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.