Ranked as one of the top midwifery programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the Nurse-Midwifery specialty is designed to provide nurses with practitioner skills in antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, family planning, and selected aspects of well-women’s healthcare. Upon completion of this four-semester program, graduates are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board. The Nurse Midwifery program may be pursued part-time.
Unique Highlights: Students have the opportunity to work with highly experienced faculty who are both educators and clinicians. Linkages with the CDC, the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility provide students with additional resources to enhance their learning.
Clinical Experience: Opportunities for diverse clinical experiences are available in the specialty clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital, various primary care settings, community-based programs for vulnerable populations, and various ob/gyn practices throughout the state. The expanded development of nurse-midwifery throughout Georgia makes it possible for students to have advanced clinical practice experiences in a variety of public and private settings.
Accreditation: The Nurse-Midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education , 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (240) 485-1800.
Career Opportunities: Graduates have opportunities for advanced practice in hospital based midwifery services and in primary care and/or women’s healthcare settings. Other career options are available in healthcare services research, nursing education, healthcare consulting, and community health education.
Full-Time Program of Study, 50 credit hours
Semester 1, Fall, 14 credit hours
NRSG507 Theory and Research Applications (3 hours)
NRSG528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 hours)
NRSG544 Advanced Health Assessment (3 hours)
NRSG560 Nurse-Midwifery I (5 hours)
Semester 2, Spring, 12 credit hours
NRSG522 Advanced Pharmacology (3 hours)
NRSG559 Genetics and Embryology for Advanced Clinical Practice (3 hours)
NRSG561 Nurse-Midwifery II (6 hours)
Semester 3, Summer, 12 credit hours
NRSG503 Advanced Practice Nursing: Ethical, Legal, and Leadership Issues (3 hours)
NRSG630 Nurse-Midwifery III (5 hours)
NRSG632 Professional Issues Nurse-Midwifery (2 hours)
NRSG678 Women's Health Issues (2 hours)
Semester 4, Fall, 12 credit hours
NRSG501 Health Policy and Finance for Advanced Practice (3 hours)
NRSG562 Primary Care for Nurse Midwives (3 hours)
NRSG631 Nurse-Midwifery IV (4 hours)
NRSG614 Human Lactation and Breastfeeding Management (2 hours)
Part-time program of study is available.