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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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Antioch University

Capella University

Quinnipiac University Online

Benedictine University

Loyola University New Orleans

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Utica College

Brandman University

Queens University of Charlotte

Widener University

Creighton University

Saint Xavier University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Joseph’s University

Lubbock Christian University

University of Saint Mary

Our Lady of the Lake University

St. Francis University

American University

Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies

Kaplan University

Western Governors University

University of Phoenix

Northcentral University

University of South Florida

George Washington University

University of California San Francisco

Valparaiso University

Jacksonville University Online

Florida Tech University Online

Southern New Hampshire University

Marylhurst University

Walden University

New England College

Ohio University

Grand Canyon University

Maryville University

University of Southern California

University of Cincinnati

Adelphi University

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.