Why ODU for Nurse Midwifery?
This is a two-year program offered jointly with Shenandoah University in northern Virginia.
You'll take online advanced practice nursing courses from ODU for the first year. The second year, you'll take online courses in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University, learning to care for the health of women and newborn infants. You'll also complete clinical work in your local community.
You'll receive a Master of Science in Nursing from ODU and a certificate of endorsement in nurse-midwifery from Shenandoah University.
ODU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Shenandoah University's Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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- 52 credit hours, including clinicals
You'll take advanced practice nursing courses online from ODU for the first year. The second year, you'll take online courses in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University. Clinical work will be completed in your local community.
Online Learning Environment
Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. This program requires a practicum. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.
Careers in Nurse Midwifery
With training in nurse midwifery, you will be qualified for positions in:
- Family practice and primary care
- Internal medicine
- Pediatrics and neonatal nursing
- Women’s health and obstetrics
- Public and community health
Use the links here to see if we have determined whether this program will prepare you for nurse midwifery licensure in your state.
We encourage you to check your state's licensure requirements before applying to ODU.
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How to Apply
In addition to meeting general requirements for graduate admission, you must have:
- a current license as a registered nurse,
- a bachelor's degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program or in a related field, and
- one year of recent clinical nursing experience (preferably after receiving your bachelor's degree).
Please review complete application details and deadlines on ODU's School of Nursing website.