Nurse-midwifery at Bethel

Nurse-Midwifery Program

Master of Science

With an M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery, you'll be prepared to provide meaningful care with skill, compassion, and integrity.

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At Bethel, you’ll receive a world-class nurse-midwifery education taught from a faith-based worldview. You’ll develop a foundation of comprehensive skill, sound ethics, and compassionate practices to offer clients the kind of care that treats the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. With a master's degree in nurse midwifery, you’ll have the knowledge, experience, and values to offer holistic care to individuals with diverse needs and backgrounds as you provide sexual and reproductive healthcare that supports health throughout the lifespan.

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As a nurse-midwife, you’ll be prepared to work on the front lines of primary care in urban and rural settings, providing sexual and reproductive healthcare for holistic management and support of health throughout the lifespan. As our health environment changes, nurse-midwifery is projected to remain an important field that will only increase in demand. At Bethel, we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive midwifery workforce.

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Program Highlights

Flexible programming

Our online midwifery program allows you to complete a majority of your studies from wherever you're located. We offer two-year and three-year plan options.

Experienced faculty

All of the professors in our midwifery graduate program are advanced practice nurses, and most are nurse-midwives who bring their contagious passion for the profession to their classes.

Ethics-based teaching

Our online midwifery program focuses on ethical healthcare practices, equipping you to respond to moral issues. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview, but students from all faith journeys are welcome.

Personal attention

Small classes and intentional online interactions will ensure your academic and career success as you earn your master's in midwifery.

Holistic admissions

Prospective students are assessed using an admissions process that places value not only on previous academic performance, but also on seeking candidates with a diverse range of underrepresented identities and experiences within midwifery as a way to increase a representative midwifery workforce equipped to address health inequities in the United States.

Service-oriented preparation

Bethel's nurse-midwifery graduates actively practice in a wide range of settings, including home birth, birth centers, hospitals, low-resource settings, and both rural and urban practices. They're equipped to offer holistic care amidst a changing healthcare system, improving access to care in underserved communities.

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Now more than ever, our world needs compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare providers, and Bethel is preparing nurse-midwives who help meet that need. Through our online nurse-midwifery program, you’ll expand your skills as a healthcare professional and be equipped to care for clients of all backgrounds—before, during, and long after childbirth.  

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$111,130 national median income for certified nurse midwives

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Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a nurse-midwifery degree?

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


Learn how to:

  • Empower clients to have 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, education programs, or public health, medical, or allied health settings
  • Help reduce the maternal and infant death rate in the U.S. and world
  • Apply nutrition and wellness information to promote healthy lives


Our graduates will work in:

  • Clinical midwifery practice
  • Private practice
  • Birth centers
  • Physician practices
  • Educational programs and settings
  • Hospitals/medical centers
  • Managed care organizations


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. Some nurse-midwives also go on to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

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