Doctor of Nursing Practice
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College of Nursing
Are you passionate about the health of parents and newborns and looking for a way to advocate for safe and supportive delivery? The University of Arizona Online's Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse-Midwife (DNP-NM) program is an excellent way to ensure care and well-being during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
As a certified nurse-midwife (CNM), you will also have the skills to provide gynecologic care, family planning, preconception care, and the continued care of a healthy newborn for the first 28 days of life. In this program, you will build skills invaluable for building trusting relationships with your patients and helping guide and advocate for them in their healthcare and birth choices.
The DNP-NM is a hybrid program utilizing a mixture of online didactic coursework, on-campus intensives, and clinical placements. As an applicant, you may enter the DNP program as a post-BSN student or a post-MSN student.
As a graduate of the NM specialty, you will be prepared (according to the ACNM Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice) and eligible to apply for certification through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.
Hybrid Program Delivery: Online coursework with 3 on-campus intensives and a clinical practicum.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Applying Applications must be submitted through NursingCAS and the University of Arizona Graduate College
Nursing CAS Application
Create Your Account
Create a NursingCAS account or sign in with your username and password. Once you create an account, you can access your application as often as you need.
Review the program materials section of NursingCAS to learn more about the specific admissions criteria, requirements and deadlines for your program. Collect and submit any required supporting materials, such as personal statements, documents and certification data.
Send your official transcripts and test scores to NursingCAS and complete your application. Once you have submitted your application and any additional supporting materials, monitor your application status in your NursingCAS account and follow-up on any necessary actions.
University of Arizona Graduate College Application
Go to GradApp
To complete your online application, go to the online portal and either enter your NetID or create a new account.
Create Your Account
After you have created a GradApp account, you can begin your application. Remember to choose Arizona Online as your campus.
Choose your area of specialty and follow the instructions to complete the application for that specialty.