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Top Midwife Training Programs & Nurse Practitioner Master's Degrees Online

Midwifery degrees at the master’s level require a significant amount of preparatory education and experience. Candidates must be registered nurses (RNs) and need to hold a degree that has prepared them for graduate work – typically a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN). Once you meet these requirements you can explore accredited midwifery schools to find the one that is perfect for you, then start working on your nurse-midwifery or nurse practitioner master’s degree. These advanced midwife training programs usually take about two years of post-baccalaureate study to complete, after which you will hold the certified nurse-midwife (CNM) designation.

The schools listed below offer top midwife training programs, simply click the "request info" button next to the school of your choice to receive information about specific masters programs.



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Quinnipiac University Online

Saint Joseph’s University

New England College

University of Saint Mary

George Washington University

Adelphi University

Kaplan University

Walden University

Capella University

Grand Canyon University

Western Governors University

Southern New Hampshire University

University of Phoenix

Georgetown University School of Nursing

University of California San Francisco

Jacksonville University Online

Benedictine University

Saint Xavier University

University of South Florida

Valparaiso University

Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies

Florida Tech University Online

Johns Hopkins University

Utica College

University of San Francisco

Wake Forest University

Marylhurst University

Ohio University

Antioch University

Maryville University

Brandman University

University of Cincinnati

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Certified Nurse-Midwife Training and Career Outlook

O*NET OnLine, an earnings and employment website, estimates that employment for nurse-midwives will grow from 14% to 22% through 2018. This classifies nurse-midwifery as a field with a bright outlook. Because of their considerable education and advanced skills, CNMs (graduates of nurse-midwife certification programs) typically have the best job prospects available in this profession. In fact, November 2011 data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that CNMs perform 94% of all midwife-attended births in the U.S.