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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 graduate degree 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.



Earning your Graduate Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery will build core skills, including:

  • Pregnancy care
  • Birth care
  • Postpartum care
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Gynecological care
  • Women's health
  • Cancer screening
  • Lactation support
  • Menopausal care
  • Quality improvement
  • Hospital experience
  • Community birth
  • Ability to prescribe medications
  • Medical record management
  • Telehealth
  • Care coordination
  • Case management
  • Clinical experience

Graduates of the Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Certificate program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner