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Bethel University’s nurse-midwifery program consists of 57 total credits and is offered in 2 plans of study:  Full-time 2-year (pdf) and Part-time 3-year (pdf) schedule.

  • Full-time is a two-year, four semester master’s program.  Students begin their clinical experience during their second semester with well-woman and antepartum clinicals.  In their third semester students participate in intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care clinicals, followed by a full-scope integration clinical in their fourth, and final, semester.
  • Part-time is a three-year, six semester master’s program.  Students begin their clinical experience during their fourth semester with well-woman and antepartum clinicals.  In their fifth semester students participate in intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care clinicals, followed by a full-scope integration clinical in their sixth, and final, semester.

Please refer to Program Details to view the Course Listing.

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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