San Diego State University

Women’s Health & Midwifery

nurse midwife

Students in these specializations receive additional training in women’s care and obstetrics.

Graduates meet requirements for certification and licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for select national certification examinations.

The Women’s Health & Midwifery concentration consists of three specializations:

  • Specialization in Nurse Midwifery
  • Specialization in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialization in Nurse Midwifery AND Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

 

Concentration Chair: Dr. Lauren Hunter (lhunter@mail.sdsu.edu)

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Specialization in Nurse-Midwifery

The program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACME: Accreditation Commission for Midwidery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374, 240-485-1802), http://www.midwife.org/acme.cfm, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Nurse-Midwifery specialization consists of the following 54 unit curriculum:

Core Courses:

  • NURS 604A – Theoretical and Research Bases of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 604B – Theoretical and Research Bases of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 608 – Nursing in the Health Care System (3)
  • NURS 684 – Information Systems for Nursing (3)

Concentration Courses:

  • NURS 632 – Community Health Nursing (3)
  • NURS 799A OR 798 – Thesis or Comprehensive Exam (3)

Specialization Courses:

  • NURS 501 – Advanced Health Assessment & Health Promotion (3)
  • NURS 501L – Advanced Health Assessment & Health Promotion Lab (1)
  • NURS 610 – Pathophysiology in Adults and Elderly (3)
  • NURS 636 – Women’s Health Assessment and Management I (3)
  • NURS 637 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum I (2)
  • NURS 638 – Nurse Midwifery Intrapartum and Newborn Assessment and Management II (3)
  • NURS 639 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum II (6)
  • NURS 654 – Advanced Practice Nursing: Primary Care I (3)
  • NURS 658 – Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurse (3)
  • NURS 744 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Assessment and Management III (3)
  • NURS 745 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum III (6)

Specialization in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and certified by the National Certification Corporation (NCC).

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialization consists of the following 49 unit curriculum:

Core Courses:

  • NURS 604A – Theoretical and Research Bases of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 604B – Theoretical and Research Bases of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 608 – Nursing in the Health Care System (3)
  • NURS 684 – Information Systems for Nursing (3)

Concentration Courses:

  • NURS 632 – Community Health Nursing (3)
  • NURS 799A OR 798 – Thesis or Comprehensive Exam (3)

Specialization Courses:

  • NURS 501 – Advanced Health Assessment & Health Promotion (3)
  • NURS 501L – Advanced Health Assessment & Health Promotion Lab (1)
  • NURS 610 – Pathophysiology in Adults and Elderly (3)
  • NURS 636 – Women’s Health Assessment and Management I (3)
  • NURS 637 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum I (2)
  • NURS 639 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum II (6)
  • NURS 654 – Advanced Practice Nursing: Primary Care I (3)
  • NURS 658 – Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurse (3)
  • NURS 744 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Assessment and Management III (3)
  • NURS 745 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum III (4)

Specialization in Nurse-Midwifery AND Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACME: Accreditation Commission for Midwidery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374, 240-485-1802) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is certified by the National Certification Corporation (NCC).

The Nurse-Midwifery AND Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialization consists of the following 60 unit curriculum:

Core Courses:

  • NURS 604A – Theoretical and Research Bases of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 604B – Theoretical and Research Bases of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 608 – Nursing in the Health Care System (3)
  • NURS 684 – Information Systems for Nursing (3)

Concentration Courses:

  • NURS 632 – Community Health Nursing (3)
  • NURS 799A OR 798 – Thesis or Comprehensive Exam (3)

Specialization Courses:

  • NURS 501 – Advanced Health Assessment & Health Promotion (3)
  • NURS 501L – Advanced Health Assessment & Health Promotion Lab (1)
  • NURS 610 – Pathophysiology in Adults and Elderly (3)
  • NURS 636 – Women’s Health Assessment and Management I (3)
  • NURS 637 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum I (4)
  • NURS 638 – Nurse Midwifery Intrapartum and Newborn Assessment and Management II (3)
  • NURS 639 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum II (6)
  • NURS 654 – Advanced Practice Nursing: Primary Care I (3)
  • NURS 658 – Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurse (3)
  • NURS 696/741 – Integrated Women’s Health / Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum (4)
  • NURS 744 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Assessment and Management III (3)
  • NURS 745 – Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Clinical Practicum III (6)