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Dual Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery

Academics & Admissions

The Dual Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery DNP program prepares you to assess and manage women’s health issues.

Attend the DNP Panel Discussion on October 20th to hear from current students and administrators about our Advanced Practice Programs. View Details and Register

Program Overview

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline extended to July 15th for Fall 2021 admission

Credits and hours

82 credits


4-year or
study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare you for a full scope of practice at the highest level. As a women’s health nurse practitioner, you will provide primary and reproductive care to women across the lifespan. As a certified nurse midwife, you will provide holistic health care throughout the labor and birth process and in the postpartum period to essentially healthy women and their newborns.

Student testimonial

I chose Rutgers because it offers a dual program in both midwifery and women’s health. While it’s a tough program, it’s very easy to feel comfortable here and feel like you’re part of a family.

Jessica Wahler, DNP Student

Our dual program emphasizes a wellness paradigm and implements a scientific, evidence-based rationale for practice within diverse practice and health care delivery settings.

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

Robyn Schafer

Meet the Specialty Director

Robyn Schafer is the Interim Specialty Director for the Nurse Midwifery Program. Her specialties are midwifery, women’s health, risk assessment, decision-making, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered care