Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery

Theologian Albert Schweitzer once said, "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." This statement forms the core of the career of a nurse midwife.A nurse midwife is an advanced practice registered nurse who helps to provide primary care to women during their reproductive life. They are compassionate and have a strong desire to help. Some of the care a nurse midwife provides includes gynecological exams, prenatal care, and family planning services. They may also be present during labor and delivery and provide care for newborns.Nurse midwife programs take place at the graduate level. Before entering a graduate program, students can choose to pursue a bachelor's degree in a related healthcare major, such as nursing. Alternatively, some schools may offer bridge or accelerated programs specifically for nurse midwifery that begin at the associate's or bachelor's degree level. Most nurse midwife programs require applicants to have undergraduate work in statistics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and algebra.Nurse midwife majors can anticipate a blend of traditional classroom instruction, simulated events, and hands-on, clinical practice. You can expect to practice in hospitals, birth centers, health clinics, or colleges and universities, or to assist with home births. Your science background will come in handy as you study pharmacology, pathophysiology, neonatology, clinical epidemiology, and a host of other challenging subjects.Your college may require you to join the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), an organization that provides scholarships, continuing education courses, and other resources for midwife professionals. Once you graduate, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). You may also need to pursue licensing in the state you wish to practice.

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New York University

New York University, more commonly referred to as NYU, is a private university with campuses and academic centers all over the world, including Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Africa, and Europe. As one of the largest private universities in the US, it’s...

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University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution in Philadelphia. UPenn hosts 12 schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic fields of study. Additionally, UPenn’s Gothic-style...

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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 as a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. Academically, the university focuses on an interdisciplinary approach,  encouraging students to take courses from any of the 143 areas of study. The...

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Emory University

Emory University is a liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, Georgia, with a second campus in Oxford. The 600-acre campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood is home to four undergraduate and seven graduate colleges, as well as over a dozen...

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George Washington University

George Washington University is a private university maintains three campuses, with the main campus located in Washington, D.C., just four blocks from the White House. George Washington University offers 75 undergraduate majors and 69% of students...

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Founded in 1919, the University of Cincinnati is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in the state of Ohio. UC is home to 14 colleges and schools conferring degrees and is renowned as the first school to offer a co...

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Stony Brook University

Originally founded as a school for math and science teachers, Stony Brook University is a 4-year public university on Long Island and part of the State University of New York system. Stony Brook is home to 12 schools and colleges conferring degrees...

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Case Western Reserve University

Founded by the merger of Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science, Case Western Reserve University is a 4-year private research institution in Cleveland. Case Western features nine schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 95...

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Michigan’s third largest institution of higher learning, Wayne State University is a public university in Detroit. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, Wayne...

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Seattle University

Seattle University is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the largest independent university in the Northwest. SU consists of eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 120 academic majors and...

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University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth is located in Plymouth, England, with affiliated campuses located throughout South West England. The Royal Statistical Society selected Plymouth as the home for the Centre for Statistical Education and has been awarded the...

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Jefferson is a 4-year institution born out of a merger between Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. TJU was founded in 1824 and, as of 2015, was the largest free-standing health sciences university in the state. Philadelphia U was...

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University of Indianapolis

Originally founded as Indiana Central University, the University of Indianapolis is a 4-year private school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. UIndy confers undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic fields of study including the only...

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Kingston University London

Located just 25 minutes from central London, Kingston University offers internationally-recognized qualifications and welcomes around 100 new students from the USA every year, with many more on Study Abroad and exchange programs. Founded in 1899, the...

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution based in Portland, OR, that operates two hospitals. The university is dedicated to research and training health professionals. OHSU is credited with developing stem cells from skin cells,...

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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a liberal arts institution based in Buckhannon, WV. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the campus is notable for its Georgian red-brick architecture. Many majors require students...

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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a medical education institution established in Lubbock, with five schools and five campuses also located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Midland, and Odessa. TTUHSC is a proponent of interprofessional...

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Bethel University (MN)

Bethel University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in the Twin Cities metro area. Bethel confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 majors covering 106 academic areas of study featuring a general education curriculum that...

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Established in 1860, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a private, medical education institution and urban service center established in Brooklyn, New York. The college offers over 30 health-centric degree programs through the colleges of Medicine,...

Established in 1939 as the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, Frontier Nursing University is a graduate-level nursing school in southeastern Kentucky. FNU offers both Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees and its...