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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.

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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

Location: St. Paul

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OCT 13 2016

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NOV 2 2016

M.S. in Midwifery Online Info Session

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

DEC 8 2016

M.S. in Midwifery Online Information Session

1 p.m. Online

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

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.

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.

0 Only Online Christian Nurse-Midwifery Program in the US

$86,846 national median income for certified nurse midwives

-Business Insider

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

This is to notify you that the Bethel University Nurse-Midwifery Program will be having an accreditation review by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) on Oct 3-5, 2016.

In accordance with the ACME Policies and Procedures, ACME is seeking written third-party comment concerning the qualifications for accreditation of the following nurse-midwifery programs. These programs will be reviewed for renewal of accreditation and initial accreditation preaccreditation at the February 2017 ACME Board of Review meeting. Upon request, comments will be considered confidential.

Your comments will be included with other program materials undergoing review next February 2017. In all instances, your comments must directly relate to the continuing accreditation of a program and the ACME Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation, (December 2009, Revised June 2013, April 2015, April 2016). This document may be found at http://www.midwife.org/Accreditation under ACME Documents. Please cite the particular criterion of concern in your comments.

All written comments should be sent to the attention of Heather L. Maurer, ACME Executive Director, hmaurer@acnm.org, or mailed to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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