School of Nursing

New Department

Nurse-Midwifery Program Philosophy

The doctoral nurse-midwife curriculum, grounded in the art and science of midwifery, prepares students to provide safe, holistic, individualized, woman and person-centered care.

The nurse-midwife DNP is prepared, through an education based on the disciplines of nursing and midwifery, to translate evidence into practice, to act as a leader and an advocate in healthcare, and to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

The faculty believe that every individual has a right to healthcare that is equitable, ethical, compassionate and evidence-based. All people have the right to participate in their own healthcare, have their decisions respected, and to involve family/partners in their care as desired. They believe that an educational approach that actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education and in the healthcare system is the foundation for the positive change that can be accomplished through the provision of health care, participation in advocacy, and the sharing of knowledge.