School of Nursing

New Department


The Nurse-Midwife post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) program of study consists of 86 semester credit hours. The plan of study is based on the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice (ACNM, 2020), the ACNM Competencies for the Practice Doctorate in Midwifery (ACNM, 2011) and the DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006). The program prepares nurse-midwives with the specialized knowledge, skills and abilities to provide all components of midwifery care including primary care from adolescence throughout the lifespan, reproductive and sexual healthcare, care during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, and care of the normal newborn for the first 28 days of life.

The BSN to DNP nurse-midwifery program builds on the baccalaureate level comprehensive nursing content and the art and science of midwifery to meet the DNP program outcomes and prepare nurse-midwives as leaders in healthcare with the skills to improve health outcomes for individuals, groups and populations. The primary teaching-learning practices used in this program are seminars, case studies, group discussion, skills lab, simulation and practicum experience. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of nurse-midwifery under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.

Constance Pfingstag  
Constance Pfingstag, CNM, DNP
Program Coordinator, BSN-DNP
Nurse Midwifery Concentration

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
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