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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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George Washington University

Simmons College of Nursing

Kaplan University

Valparaiso University

University of South Florida

Northcentral University

Jacksonville University Online

Florida Tech University Online

Saint Xavier University

American University

University of Saint Mary

Our Lady of the Lake University

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Saint Joseph’s University

Sacred Heart University

Loyola University New Orleans

Creighton University

Antioch University

Quinnipiac University Online

Brandman University

Utica College

Capella University

Ohio University

Adelphi University

Southern New Hampshire University

University of Southern California

Walden University

Maryville University

University of San Francisco

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.


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