MS in Nurse-Midwifery

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This Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery Online online program prepares students for a career diagnosing and coordinating all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a health-care team, and may provide well-woman gynecological care. A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a licensed, independent health-care provider with prescriptive authority in all 50 states and is defined as a primary care provider under federal law. 

The University of Cincinnati MSN in Nurse-Midwifery online program requires 57 total credit hours, about 784 hours of clinicals, 42 total lab hours and two site visits to UC's campus in Cincinnati. The coursework is usually completed within 24 months (six to eight semesters) for full-time students, and courses are offered in a distance-friendly format.

Join the college that's ranked #11 for graduate online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Individuals drawn to this specialty are confident, have excellent communication skills, and are passionate about holistic health care that minimizes technical interventions, recognizing not only physical, but also psychosocial and spiritual needs of women.

Program Overview

The University of Cincinnati Nurse Midwifery Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACNM), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; for information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel:,

The accelerated format can be completed in as little as two years, and graduates are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board(AMCB) certification exam. Program courses are taught by accomplished and practicing professors.

Important Information

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Exam Pass Rates:

2016: first-time taker 96%
2016: repeat taker 100%
3-year (2014-2016) first-time-take 90%
3-year (2014-2016) repeat taker 66.7%

Graduation Data:

Students in the UC Nurse-Midwifery Program are considered part-time for most of their plan of study. Of those part-time students who began the nurse-midwifery specialty courses, 99 % graduated.


Quick Facts

  • BSN required.
  • Prior experience working with women during the antepartum, intrapartum, and/or postpartum periods is preferred.
  • This online, distance learning program admits students each term.
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