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The LHSON Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in nurse-midwifery was the first such program to offer nurse-midwifery preparation on a BSN to DNP level. This program is committed to the education of nurse-midwives in a unique Christian environment who are prepared to practice in concert with standards of nurse-midwifery practice as established by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Additionally, the LHSON-nurse-midwifery program is committed to enrolling diverse and qualified students who pursue cultural competency and focus their service and clinical experiences caring for vulnerable populations.

In order to provide the best preparation for professionals, the education program believes that each student should be recognized as an adult learner who comes to the program with already existing skills and knowledge. To expand these skills and knowledge, optimal learning occurs in an environment that is rich in experiences. The role of the modern Certified Nurse-Midwife encompasses clinical competency as well as professional responsibilities. Thus, the education program is committed to facilitating the adoption of the professional roles inherent in nurse-midwifery.

Program Objectives

A graduate from the LHSON NM/DNP PROGRAM will be able to:

1. Practice as a competent nurse-midwife and help meet the unmet health care needs, particularly within the state of Texas.

2. Manage the care of women and families using the nurse-midwifery process that includes a use of theory that is scientific in nature and current in content with an application that is family-centered in approach and reflective of the art and skill of nurse-midwifery.

The nurse-midwifery major is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and the Accreditation Commission in Midwifery Education (ACME). Upon successful completion of the course of study, graduates will be eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).

See the admissions section of this site for admission requirements, expenses and tuition assistance information.

For More Information Contact:

Beverly Kurfees

Academic Support Specialist

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Phone: 214.367-3752

E-mail: bevery_kurfees@baylor.edu

LINKS: NM-DNP Curriculum Plans

NM-DNP Course Descriptions

LINKS NM-DNP Curriculum Plans

LINK NM-DNP Course Descriptions



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