The Nurse-Midwifery (NMW) Education program at the University of Colorado College of Nursing (CU) prepares graduates who are eligible for certification as Certified Nurse-Midwives.
Graduates of our program are eligible to apply for certification by examination from the American Midwifery Certification Board as Certified Nurse-Midwives. Upon successful completion of the board examination, Certified Nurse-Midwives are eligible for licensure in all 50 states, including Colorado (visit the Colorado Board of Nursing APRN application forms page), where licensure is granted as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
The NMW education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education to offer master's-level education and a post-graduate certificate through July 2019. Application for accreditation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree will occur in 2018.
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Nurse-Midwifery Program Data (2015 - 2017)
- 100% - Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) pass rate for all test takers
- 100% - Aggregated Annual American Midwifery Certifiation Board (AMCB) pass rate for first-time and retake test takers
- 100% - Graduates employed as a Certified Nurse-Midwife one year after graduation (2016)
- 95% - Aggregated Annual American Midwifery Certifiation Board (AMCB) pass rate for first-time test takers over a three-year period
- 95% - Graduation rate for full-time and part-time students over a three-year period
CU College of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Philosophy
The University of Colorado Nurse-Midwifery Education Program prepares the next generation of midwives to lead and transform the delivery of women's health care for the women of Colorado and the world, through excellence in clinical practice, education and research.
It is our goal to lead the nation in midwifery education, through clinical and teaching excellence, scholarship, leadership and interprofessional endeavors. We accomplish this objective in the following ways:
- Education: We offer coursework accessible to Colorado and the Mountain West. Our clinical faculty practice sites provide quality clinical education, and our program provides students with clinical placements in metro Denver and throughout Colorado. As the program seeks to offer quality education to the Mountain West, we will work with students to locate clinical placements in bordering states.
- Clinical Practice: Our midwifery faculty practices serve the women of our community through the provision of quality care, and they serve the students of CU through quality clinical education. The services of the CU midwifery faculty practices are foundational to midwifery education at CU.
- Research: CU has been the home to leaders in women's health research, and we strive to contribute to increasing knowledge regarding the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of midwifery care.
Read the entire philosophy statement (PDF).