Midwifery Curriculum

Academics & Admissions

The Nurse Midwifery DNP Program admits students every fall and has the following requirements for graduation:

  • 81 Credits
  • 810 Clinical Hours (min.)
  • The minimum number of combined clinical practicum and DNP project experience hours is 1000. Students, however, may be required to complete more than 1000 hours to meet minimum competency requirements for graduation and certification (when applicable).

More information about the program:

  • Students may complete this program in four or five years (see the 4- and 5-Year Plans of Study)
  • In-person classes meet on 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.