The required program for the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery comprises a 57 semester credit sequence of courses. Students who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing are required to complete additional undergraduate course prerequisites (detailed in the College of Adult & Professional Studies catalog) prior to beginning the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program.

NURS602Midwifery Perspectives 13
NURS606Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses 14
NURS611Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 13
NURS614Nurse-Midwifery I: Healthcare for Women and Primary Care 14
NURS615Global Perspectives of Health 13
NURS616Nurse-Midwifery II: Antepartal Care 13
NURS617Nurse-Midwifery III: Intrapartum and Postpartum Care 14
NURS618Nurse-Midwifery IV: Newborn Care 12
NURS619Fetal Evaluation 11
NURS620Reproductive Physiology for Advanced Practice Nurses 13
NURS626Evidence Translation for Practice 13
NURS673Advanced Pathophysiology 13
NURS714Nurse-Midwifery I: Practicum 12
NURS716Nurse-Midwifery II: Practicum 12
NURS717Nurse-Midwifery III: Practicum 13
NURS718Nurse-Midwifery IV: Practicum 11
NURS753Professional Issues for Nurse-Midwives 14
NURS754Clinical Integration for Nurse-Midwives 17
NURS793Nurse-Midwifery Master's Project 12
Total Credits57
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Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

Sample Course Sequence

These examples illustrate schedules for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

Two-Year Schedule

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
NURS606 Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses4NURS616 Nurse-Midwifery II: Antepartal Care3
NURS620 Reproductive Physiology for Advanced Practice Nurses3NURS714 Nurse-Midwifery I: Practicum2
NURS673 Advanced Pathophysiology3NURS716 Nurse-Midwifery II: Practicum2
NURS626 Evidence Translation for Practice3NURS611 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
 NURS614 Nurse-Midwifery I: Healthcare for Women and Primary Care4
 NURS619 Fetal Evaluation1
 13 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
NURS617 Nurse-Midwifery III: Intrapartum and Postpartum Care4NURS753 Professional Issues for Nurse-Midwives4
NURS717 Nurse-Midwifery III: Practicum3NURS754 Clinical Integration for Nurse-Midwives7
NURS618 Nurse-Midwifery IV: Newborn Care2NURS793 Nurse-Midwifery Master's Project2
NURS718 Nurse-Midwifery IV: Practicum1 
NURS602 Midwifery Perspectives3 
NURS615 Global Perspectives of Health3 
 16 13
Total Credits: 57

Three-Year Schedule

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
NURS620 Reproductive Physiology for Advanced Practice Nurses3NURS611 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS673 Advanced Pathophysiology3NURS614 Nurse-Midwifery I: Healthcare for Women and Primary Care4
NURS615 Global Perspectives of Health3NURS619 Fetal Evaluation1
 9 8
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
NURS602 Midwifery Perspectives3NURS616 Nurse-Midwifery II: Antepartal Care3
NURS606 Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses4NURS714 Nurse-Midwifery I: Practicum2
NURS626 Evidence Translation for Practice3NURS716 Nurse-Midwifery II: Practicum2
 10 7
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
NURS617 Nurse-Midwifery III: Intrapartum and Postpartum Care4NURS753 Professional Issues for Nurse-Midwives4
NURS717 Nurse-Midwifery III: Practicum3NURS754 Clinical Integration for Nurse-Midwives7
NURS618 Nurse-Midwifery IV: Newborn Care2NURS793 Nurse-Midwifery Master's Project2
NURS718 Nurse-Midwifery IV: Practicum1 
 10 13
Total Credits: 57

Graduate School

College of Arts Sciences

Adult Professional Studies