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MSN Nurse-Midwifery Questions

Moving forward with the next steps to becoming a Certified-Nurse Midwife is exciting. There is lots of information to consider as you prepare to apply.  We know you have questions. Everyone’s situation is unique. 

We collected some of the most asked questions for you. Review the answers below.

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Our experienced advisors and Nurse-Midwifery Concentration Coordinator, Laura Migliaccio, DNP, RN, CNM are ready to answer your questions. 

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The program takes 2 year (6 terms) to complete, starting in the summer and ending in the spring 2 years later.


Students do not have to live in Albuquerque to complete this concentration, but they must have a New Mexico RN license.  The midwifery concentration is a hybrid model with some of the initial courses taking place online and the majority of midwifery specific course occurring in person.  Students are expected to be in Albuquerque when required for in-person classes and simulations.  We help arrange clinical site placements for students all over the state and sometimes out of state, too.  During clinical rotations students may have a variable schedule and can be assigned to a variety of clinical sites outside of metro-Albuquerque.

We have found the intensity and clinical requirements of the program makes it challenging for students to work full-time while attending the program. Many students reduce their work time with their employers to allow them to keep their benefits.

We understand the financial investment in your education can feel daunting without a full-time salary. We have kept our program costs reasonable and the majority of our students receive some form of grants, scholarships or loans.  Explore our financial aid website and reach out to our Financial Aid Officers to discuss options available to you.

Our program is 55 credits and this includes 934 clinical hours and 116 lab hours total.  The midwifery program works to ensure you have a broad range of clinical experiences to achieve competency.

The application process is easy and varies by program. Visit our application webpage for information on how to apply.

November 1st – admissions considers all verified applications received by the deadline.

Applications are open in the later summer early fall and sometimes again in January.  The midwifery program invites all eligible candidates to participate in an interview day on campus (or virtually) in December.

For more information about how to apply to apply for financial aid visit our financial aid webpage or reach out to our Financial Aid Officers.

Deadlines vary. Visit our financial aid webpage for most up to date deadlines.

We have a dedicated team that works to find and secure your clinical placements. Our sites are located throughout the state and many of our dedicated preceptors are program graduates.  Our faculty makes an effort to identify student needs and preferences before assigning clinical sites.

Approximately 2/3 of your clinical rotations will take place outside of Albuquerque. Students are responsible for living and travel costs.

If covering these costs are an issue please reach out to our Financial Aid Officers to discuss options available to you.

Our dedicated team works with the clinical sites and directly with you to ensure all your documents are all up to date. The on-boarding process at different institutions can be complex and we help you to navigate what is needed. 

Our Nurse-Midwifery Concentration Coordinator, Laura Migliaccio, DNP, RN, CNM, knows the program very well and she would be thrilled to answer your questions. Email Laura Migliaccio.



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Application Deadline

Summer Entry

December 16 – January 30

Admissions considers all verified applications received by the deadline.

Transfer Students

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Support for Your Education

The majority of our students received some form of financial aid – scholarship, grant, loan, work study or teaching assistant position.

We also offer more than $270,000 in UNM College of Nursing scholarships. Individual scholarship amounts range from $200-$4,000 annually.

Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid

Ranked No. 11 Nationally in Nurse-Midwifery.

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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