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MSN Nurse-Midwifery Curriculum

Designed to achieve your ultimate goal of becoming a nurse-midwife. Our curriculum ensures that you will be prepared – more than prepared – you will thrive.

Connected From the Start.

You will start your experience at UNM in an orientation with all of our incoming Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner students. Building your interprofessional community. And continue your first term before breaking out into your concentration cohorts – nurse-midwifery.

You will quickly bond with your cohort. That bond will extend to the alumni community as they are an extension of the university and vested in your success.

Headshot Abigail Eaves

I love catching babies but what I really find most rewarding is changing a woman's life by giving her exceptional care and empowering birth that stays with her through so many life events.  If you are passionate about nurse-midwifery, follow that passion. Don't give up! Dream big! Work hard, follow through and you will reap the rewards.

Abigail Eaves, MSN, CNM, Founder, Executive and Clinical Director Dar A Luz Birth & Health Center - New Mexico’s only licensed, nationally-accredited, freestanding birth center, BSN 2000, MSN 2002

Our Curriculum

Offers opportunities to critique and apply nursing theory and research as a scientific basis for nursing practice. Courses are sequential, with the curriculum building on content.

  • NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 503 Research in Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - APRN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 525 Primary Care Concepts (3)
  • NURS 543 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics - APRN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 540 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning - APRN Core (3 credits – 2 didactic and 50 clinical lab hours)
  • NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems & Financing for Advanced Practice Roles - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 548 Women’s Health (4 credits – 2 didactic, 100 clinical hours)
  • NURS 544 Antepartum and Postpartum Care (4 credits – 2 didactic, 200 clinical hours and 16 lab hours)
  • NURS 550 Intrapartum Care (3 credits – 2 didactic and 50 clinical lab hours)
  • NURS 551 Newborn Care (1)
  • NURS 553 Nurse-Midwifery Professional Practice (1)
  • NURS 550 Intrapartum Care (6 credits – 1 didactic and 250 clinical hours)
  • NURS 551 Newborn Care (2 credits – 1 didactic and 50 clinical hours)
  • NURS 552 Evidenced-Based Care in Nurse-Midwifery (1)
  • Elective (1)
  • NURS 595 Advanced Nursing Field Work (7 credits – 350 clinical hours)
  • NURS 597 Applied Examination (1)

Upon completion of the curriculum you with finish with 55 credits, 934 clinical hours and 116 lab hours total. All worth it to hold those babies in your arms.

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Nurse examining pregnant patient.

Our Clinical Experiences

From hospitals to birthing centers and everything in between. You will have diverse clinical experiences from our highly qualified preceptors – faculty in the community. Your faculty liaison and our staff will support you along the way.

Simulating Real-World Experiences

Our state-of-the-art simulation labs allow for hands-on experiences in a safe, low risk environment. From birthing pants to delivering a baby from a high-fidelity manikin. Our faculty will provide you feedback as your peers provide your support.

Nurses practicing on simulated patient.

Nurse-Midwifery Program

Learn more about our program, what to expect in your education and how we prepare for your career.

Your Questions Answered

Nurse-Midwifery Program Contact

Nurse-Midwifery Concentration Coordinator, Clinician Educator
Laura Migliaccio, DNP, RN, CNM
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 221
1 University of New Mexico

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