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Nursing-Midwifery Professor and Student

The nurse-midwifery bridge program is for RNs with a bachelor’s degree in an area other than nursing who desire to obtain their M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery degree.

Why Enroll in Bethel’s Nurse-Midwifery Bridge Program?

By earning your M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery through Bethel’s bridge program, you will gain the credentials to provide primary care, prenatal, birth, newborn, and gynecological care to women of all ages.

Upon graduation, you will earn both a B.S. in Nursing, and an M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery—along with the confidence to practice in clinics, hospitals, birth centers in underserved communities, rural and urban settings, and around the world.

 Highlights of our program include:

  • Save time on your decision to advance your healthcare career—Because you are already making a difference in the world of healthcare, a condensed undergraduate study of nursing provides a succinct introduction to your master’s coursework. Our flexible three- to four-year bridge and master’s program will help you meet your goals sooner.
  • Serve where you feel led—Bethel’s nurse-midwifery program prepares students to serve in a variety of settings—giving you more options for your healthcare career.
  • Gain hands-on experience—Through on-campus intensives and clinical rotations, you’ll receive practical training that will equip you to succeed in your field. In addition, your learning will be facilitated by instructors who have personal experience in the field, and are themselves practicing nurse-midwives.
  • Enhance your learning as part of a diverse student body—Because our bridge students come from many different professional backgrounds, you’ll have the opportunity to discover how unique skill sets are an asset to nurse-midwives, and the ways you can blend your passions and experiences.
  • Be one of a kind—Bethel’s M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program is the only online Christian midwifery program in the U.S. By enrolling in our innovative bridge program, you will gain an education that offers unparalleled opportunities for flexible, Christ-centered learning.


  • Bachelor’s degree (any subject)
  • RN license
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • MAT or GRE exam
  • College-level statistics course

Program Format:

Your studies will be broken up into undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Nurse-midwifery “bridge” undergraduate courses:

  • 7 courses completed over one year
  • 5 to 10 students per class
  • Coursework completed online
  • 21 credits

 Master’s in nurse-midwifery courses:

  • Choose from two tracks—full time (2 years) or part time (3 years)
  • 12–15 students in a class
  • 57 credits
  • Fully online
  • Summers off
  • Three on-campus intensives, lasting about three days each
  • Three rotations of clinicals lasting 16-18 weeks

Though you must complete your undergraduate coursework before moving on to nurse-midwifery classes, you will not receive your B.S. in Nursing until all of your undergraduate and graduate coursework is complete. 

How do I apply?

Applications for our program beginning mid-August 2017 are currently being accepted. Apply using our online application. You must fulfill all admissions requirements for the nurse-midwifery program prior to completing your bridge coursework to ensure your seat in the nurse-midwifery program.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Apply Today

Questions? Contact us:

Jane Wrede
Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing

Kasin Lewicki
Enrollment Counselor


Nurse-Midwife Accreditation and Program Goals

The midwifery program at Bethel University is fully accreditated by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME),

For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. 

Phone: 240.485.1802,,
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

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

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