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Nurse-Midwifery Certificate

The Nurse-Midwifery Certificate program focuses on well-women's primary and reproductive health care needs throughout the lifespan.

Certified nurse-midwives provide preconception counseling, care during pregnancy and childbirth, immediate newborn care, gynecological services and care of peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.

Program Details

The certificate program consists of 25 hours of coursework and 704 clinical practicum hours. Students come to the KU Medical Center campus two to five times during semesters in which practicum courses occur. Students also participate in synchronous learning by meeting online as a group with audio/computer interface each week for three hours.

Clinical practice sites are generally located in the Kansas City metropolitan area but may extend across the state of Kansas, Missouri, and other communities where students are located. Clinical hours in the midwifery courses are arranged with the course coordinator at the beginning of each semester.

The Nurse-Midwifery Certificate program requires that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment and advanced pharmacology are required.

The next class sequence begins in fall 2024. The application deadline is June 1, 2024.

Course Number

Course Name/Credit hours/ Offered

NRSG 841

Reproductive Endocrinology (2) Fall 2024

NRSG 921

Nurse-Midwifery I: Sexual, Reproductive, and Gynecologic Health in Primary Care (3 cr) Spring 2025

NRSG 922

Nurse-Midwifery II: Preconception and Prenatal Care (3 cr) Summer 2025

NRSG 923

Nurse-Midwifery III: Postpartum and Newborn Care (2 cr) Fall 2025

NRSG 924

Nurse-Midwifery IV: Intrapartum Care (3cr) Fall 2025

NRSG 962

Nurse-Midwifery Professionalism Seminar (2 cr) Spring 2025

NRSG 966

Nurse-Midwifery Practicum I (4 cr)  Spring 2026

NRSG 967

Nurse-Midwifery Practicum II (2 cr) Summer 2026

NRSG 968

Nurse-Midwifery Practicum III: Integration (4 cr) Fall 2026


The Nurse-Midwife Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2000 Duke St., Ste. 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-835-4565,

Program Philosophy

The primary purpose of the University of Kansas School of Nursing's nurse-midwifery education programs is to prepare graduates to assume a leadership role in midwifery by promoting clinical practice, education, health policy and scholarship. 

Philosophy & Objectives


Application for the Health Systems Leadership Certificate is an online process. Detailed instructions on how to apply are posted on the School of Nursing website.

Nursing Licensure

This program prepares nurses who have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate education program from a nationally accredited school of nursing for an additional advanced practice specialty certification. APRN eligibility differs across states and may require a specialty certification. Specialty certifications are acquired through national exams that do not vary by state. For information on individual state's requirements, visit the National Councils of State Boards of Nursing website.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.

Funded Nurse Training Programs

Qualified applicants may be eligible for federal funds up to $25,000 per year to apply towards the cost of this degree through Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded opportunities.

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KU School of Nursing

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