Online Master's in Nurse Midwifery Program

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UC Online’s Master’s in Midwifery program is ideal for registered nurses looking to deepen their understanding of women’s reproductive health and embark on a career as a midwife. This dynamic graduate program prepares students for careers working with women; serving as a support system and offering guidance for the duration of the perinatal process. Students learn through classroom instruction, clinical experience, and lab work.

The program is certified through the Commission for Midwifery Education and accepts students for the summer and fall semesters. Students can enroll on either a full or part-time basis. Those who choose to enroll full-time at an accelerated pace can graduate in as little as two years. To enroll, students are required to have already attained a BSN. Additional experience working with women during the perinatal period is preferred but not required.

Nurse Midwifery Curriculum

Our online nurse midwife program explores the complexities of providing primary care to women throughout the birthing process and focuses on cultivating nurses who are sensitive to the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the women in their care.

Courses are taught by professors who are either practicing in the field or are accomplished researchers. All coursework adheres to our Nurse Midwifery Program Core Values, Mission, Philosophy, and Goals. The degree requires 57 total credit hours, 784 hours of clinicals, 42 lab hours, and 2 site visits to the University of Cincinnati campus.

To learn more about our course offerings, we encourage interested students to review a sample of our curriculum.

Becoming A Midwife: Career Options

Graduates of our Master’s in Nurse Midwifery program are excellent communicators and passionate healthcare professionals dedicated to working with women holistically throughout the birthing process. As more women begin to appreciate the advantages of using a midwife in addition to obstetrical care, the field of midwifery is growing accordingly. Students graduate prepared to take on careers in this field either independently or as part of a healthcare team.

After completion of the midwifery degree, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) exam from the American Midwifery Certification Board. Once certified, CNMs are licensed independent healthcare providers with prescriptive authority in all 50 states.


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: 240-485-1802,

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.

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Exam Pass Rates:

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Learn more about our Online Master’s in Nurse Midwifery program today!

UC Online’s Master’s in Nurse Midwifery program offers both fall and spring start dates. Eager to learn more? Request more information. Ready to begin the path to your midwife degree? Start your application today.


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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