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Nurse-Midwifery

Master of Science

Midwifery is about helping women and their families. And providing holistic care for a lifetime.

Certified nurse-midwives specialize in providing healthcare to women of all ages including primary care as well as prenatal, birth, newborn, and gynecological care. A nurturing presence to women and families, nurse-midwives practice in clinics, hospitals, and birth centers. They work on the front lines of primary care with under-served communities and in urban and rural settings, providing women-centered care to women in all stages of life. It’s an important medical field that will only grow in demand as our health environment changes.

Program Details

Nurse-Midwifery

Bethel’s M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program offers the credentials to provide healthcare to women of all ages, including primary care as well as prenatal, birth, newborn, and gynecological care. Gain the skills to practice in clinics, hospitals, and birth centers in underserved communities, in rural and urban settings, and around the world.

Delivery: Online with Weekends

Location: St. Paul

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Upcoming Events

JAN 25 2017

M.S. in Midwifery Online Info Session

6 p.m. Online

Bethel’s M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program offers the credentials to provide healthcare to women of all ages.

JAN 26 2017

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Info Session

6 p.m. CTLundquist Community Life Center (CLC)

Meet program directors, faculty, and current students and learn more about our adult undergrad and graduate programs!

FEB 7 2017

M.S. in Midwifery Online Info Session

6 p.m. Online

Bethel's M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program offers the credentials to provide healthcare to women of all ages.

MAY 9 2017

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Info Session

6 p.m. CTLundquist Community Life Center (CLC)

Meet program directors, faculty, and current students and learn more about our adult undergrad and graduate programs! 6 pm-7:30 pm CT

Holistic Women’s Care for a Lifetime

Our certified nurse-midwifery program will immerse you in the field from a Christian worldview. This perspective will provide a foundation for effective nurse-midwifery practice that considers each woman’s physical, mental, and spiritual health as they undergo major life transitions such as birth or menopause. You’ll learn to support families from all backgrounds; our professors are particularly passionate about reaching under-served populations both here and abroad to extend the availability of excellent women’s care around the world. No matter where you serve, the courses in our nurse-midwifery program will prepare you for today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

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$86,846 national median income for certified nurse midwives

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Program Highlights

Flexibility

Our Nurse-Midwifery program allows you to study from your own community while providing opportunities to meet with your professors and classmates in person for interaction and networking.

Faith integration

In all our courses, you’ll become proficient in understanding how to integrate Christian faith in your care for women and families.

Passionate teaching

Many of our professors are practicing nurse-midwives who bring their contagious passion for the profession to their classes.

Personal attention

Smaller classes and online interactions will ensure your academic and career success.

Ethics

We focus on ethical healthcare practices so you know how to respond to moral issues with grace.

Primary healthcare providers

Nurse-midwives provide primary healthcare to women needing gynecologic or maternity care. They serve in hospitals, clinics, private practice, and underserved areas all around the world.

Skills

Learn how to:

  • Assist women in having fulfilling and peaceful birthing experiences with minimal interventions
  • Use safe, scientific procedures should they become necessary
  • Start or direct a nurse-midwifery practice
  • Teach midwifery in schools of nursing or public health, medical, or allied health settings
  • Conduct clinical research
  • Help reduce the maternal and infant death rate in the U.S. and world
  • Apply nutrition and wellness information to promote healthy lives

Careers

Our graduates will work in:

  • Clinics
  • Private practice
  • Birthing centers
  • Physician practices
  • Educational settings
  • Hospitals/medical centers
  • Managed care organizations

Employers

Our graduates might work in places like:

  • Healtheast
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Allina Health
  • Essentia Health
  • Sanford Health
  • Minnesota Birth Center
  • Ridgeview Medical Center

Visit the American College of Nurse Midwives website for more information on the variety of careers in the nurse-midwifery profession.

Accreditation and Program Goals

The midwifery program at Bethel University is pre-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME),

For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. 

Phone: 240.485.1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374

For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact Jane Wrede at j-wrede@bethel.edu

Learn more about the Midwifery program's goals, outcomes, and graduate performance on certification exams.

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