We prepare you for a midwifery practice focused on providing family-centered, comprehensive care to essentially healthy women and their families. We believe that the autonomous practice of nurse practitioners/midwives is based on the health promotion model and interdependent practice—a system that emphasizes the unique aspects each health professional brings to the care of a client. To develop well-rounded midwives, we offer courses ranging from advanced physiology and pathophysiology to the use of ultrasonography during pregnancy. We also cover public policy, complementary therapies, and fetal evaluation. You’ll become a highly competent clinician, and an effective and a culturally sensitive patient advocate while learning to manage a team within the varied systems of healthcare delivery.
Your clinical work can be completed in hospitals, birthing centers, and in home birth experiences, as well as abroad through international study opportunities.
Our graduates go on to become home-birth practitioners, birth center practice directors, directors of midwifery educational programs, and directors of CNM services in large teaching and small community hospitals.
A total of 17 course units are required.
|NURS 607||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||1|
|NURS 608||Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||1|
|NURS 657||Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making||1|
|NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice||1|
|or NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design|
|NURS 688||Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Women's Health||1|
|NURS 693||Professional Issues in Midwifery||1|
|NURS 708||Public Policy Leadership in the American Public/Private System of Health Care||1|
|or NURS 540||Current Issues In Health and Social Policy|
|NURS 743||Fetal Evaluation||1|
|NURS 781||Well Women Health Care, Theory||1|
|NURS 783||Health Care of Childbearing Women, Theory||1|
|NURS 787||Intrapartum / Postpartum / Newborn Care, Theory||1|
|NURS 780||Health Care of Women and Primary Care||1|
|NURS 782||Well Women Health Care, Clinical||1|
|NURS 784||Health Care of Childbearing Women, Clinical||1|
|NURS 785||Integration I||1|
|NURS 786||Integration II: Midwifery Integration||1|
|NURS 788||Intrapartum / Postpartum / Newborn Care, Clinical||1|
|Total Course Units||17|
The midwifery program at the University of Pennsylvania is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; for information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel: 240-485-1802, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.midwife.org/acme.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.