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Graduate Certificate

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 34
Cost Per Credit: $1053
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College of Nursing

Program Details

The Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Certificate is the first nurse-midwifery program in Arizona. In this program, you will learn how to become a primary care provider to childbearing individuals. The care you provide is informed by a core belief in patient autonomy and the importance of supporting physiologic processes, including birth. Consideration may be provided in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, private practice, community health centers, ambulatory clinics, hospitals, birthing centers, and the home setting.

The certified nurse-midwife (CNM) scope of practice includes gynecologic care, family planning, preconception care, and care of a healthy newborn for the first 28 days of life. As a CNM, the care you provide to individuals can be across a life span, inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

In this program, you will utilize state-of-the-art simulation learning centers at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) and the Steele Innovative Learning Center (SILC).

To qualify for entry into the Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Certificate program, you must have a degree in nursing as an advanced practice nurse. 

The certificate requires a total of 900 hours of supervised clinical training.

Hybrid Program Delivery: Online coursework with on-campus components.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


You must complete 11 courses (34 units) from the core curriculum list which includes:

NURS 680: Women's Health in Advanced Practice Nursing
NURS 681A: Routine Antenatal and Gynecologic Midwifery Care