Completed applications for all NP and Nurse Midwifery programs are due on December 1. Select applicant interviews will be held in January. PMHNP & NMW interviews will be scheduled in conjunction with Shenandoah University.
A JMU Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares graduate nurses to meet the challenge of rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care environments.
The Nurse Midwifery option is offered in conjunction with Shenandoah University. Students complete the first year of study (22 credits) at James Madison University, and the second year of study at Shenandoah University (26 credits).
Refer to Shenandoah University's Graduate Catalog for most recent information on their courses as changes to credits at Shenandoah University may occur over the next academic cycle. The JMU credits may be taken part-time or full-time. The second year of nurse midwifery courses is taken in full-time study at Shenandoah University. Upon completion of the full curriculum, the student will graduate with an MSN degree from James Madison University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Nurse Midwifery from Shenandoah University.
Shenandoah University's Nurse-Midwifery Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). Please visit the Shenandoah University Nurse-Midwifery webpage for specific accreditation and certification information: http://www.su.edu/nursing/graduate-degrees-post-masters-certificate/nurse-midwifery-programs/.
Course content focuses on the nurse-midwifery management process in women’s health and primary care through the lifespan, antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal care, and role development. More than 720 hours of clinical experience are offered in all aspects of the midwifery process in a wide variety of ambulatory and community sites, including rural and medically underserved health care settings. The nurse-midwifery curriculum is competency-based, so numbers of experiences take precedence over hours of clinical requirements.