Post-Master's Nurse Midwifery Certificate

Graduate Department APRN Program

Overview

The TTUHSC School of Nursing Post-Master's Nurse Midwifery Track is a full time, distance education program that requires 33 semester hours (two years) for degree completion. Courses are online or web-enhanced. Web-enhanced courses combine both online and face-to-face classroom study/learning activities. All clinical experience learning hours (4 courses) completed in the Nurse-Midwifery population focus courses occur in El Paso and other approved sites. Travel to Lubbock is required for student orientation, and the advanced skills and health assessment practicum. The average cost per semester hour is between $300 and $400. Upon completion of the degree graduates qualify to take the American Midwifery Certification Board exam.

Program Length

The Post-Master's Nurse Midwifery Certificate is completed in 33 semester credit hours.

For transcript post-master evaluation, email unofficial/official transcripts to Heather Johnson prior to applying to ensure all applicants are applying to start in the correct semester since some courses may qualify for transfer credit.

Program Cost

Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at (806) 743-7867. Additional school fees applied may vary.

Financial Aid

Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website or by calling 806-743-3025.

Philosophy, Mission & Program Objectives

Philosophy

We, the faculty of the TTUHSC Nurse-Midwifery Program, affirm the dignity, individuality, and diversity of students and acknowledge their importance in shaping the future of women’s health care in their local, national, and global communities.

We believe the following:

  • Learners enter the TTUHSC Nurse-Midwifery Program as professional clinicians with demonstrated experiences and knowledge capabilities. They have a right to self-determination, active participation, and access to accurate information. Building on this foundation, learners progress to understanding nurse-midwifery knowledge and science, followed by developing competence by applying that knowledge through skill performance and clinical reasoning.
  • Learning is a lifelong process of scholarly educational endeavors that are characterized by excellence, accountability, and integrity. This quality learning is most effective when research is translated into evidence-based practice in evolving health care systems.
  • Teaching encompasses the responsibilities of determining an acceptable level of (a) formal and tacit knowledge; (b) psychomotor and behavioral skills, and (3) professional and ethical comportment. All teaching and learning is influenced by the interconnectedness of the student/teacher relationship, transforming both. Transparency through open communication and respect is at the core of our student/teacher interactions.
  • Nurse-midwifery educators are first accomplished clinicians who affirm the power and strength of women. They enhance the quality of their teaching through additional pursuits of educational and leadership development.
  • All women deserve quality, woman-centered, evidence-based, interprofessional health care where the woman is the central focus of the team activities within the family unit context. We promote a model of care that honors the normalcy of women’s lifecycle events and encourages a compassionate partnership.

Mission

The purpose of the TTUHSC Nurse-Midwifery Program is to educate nurse-midwives for improving women’s health across the reproductive life cycle and beyond through scholarship, interprofessional teamwork, woman-centered care, professional service, and community engagement.

Student Learning Outcomes (Program Objectives)

  1. Provide woman-centered care in the master’s-prepared nurse-midwifery role.
  2. Work in interprofessional teams to address the needs of women and their newborns using master’s prepared nurse-midwifery role skills.
  3. Employ evidence-based practice (EBP) by integrating the best research evidence into the master’s-prepared nurse-midwifery role.
  4. Apply quality improvement as a master’s-prepared nurse-midwife.
  5. Utilize informatics in the master’s prepared nurse-midwifery role to reduce errors, manage knowledge and information, make decisions, and communicate effectively.
  6. Integrate best practices in implementation of the master’s prepared nurse-midwifery role to ensure safety and risk reduction for their populations.

The midwifery program at TTUHSC School of Nursing, Nurse Midwifery program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel: 240-485-1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme. For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact: sonsao@ttuhsc.edu or 806-743-9295.

The TTUHSC School of Nursing APRN and MSN programs for master’s degree and post-master's certificates are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For inquires about accreditation, please contact CCNE at One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-6791 Fax: (202) 887-8476, email info@aacn.nche.edu