Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
The LHSON-nurse-midwifery (NM) doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) education 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. The program coordinator is Mary Ann Faucher, CNM, PhD.
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/DNP program is an 8 semester, 75 credit course of study from the bachelor to the DNP degree. 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).
The nurse-midwifery major is accredited by the: American College of Nurse-Midwives; Accreditation Commission in Midwifery Education (ACME); 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550; Silver Spring, MD 20910
Applicants for the Nurse-Midwifery program must complete and/or possess the following:
|•||Complete the online graduate school application.|
|•||A Baccalaureate Degree with a major in nursing|
|•||GPA of 3.0 or higher|
|•||A writing sample|
|•||A personal or telephone interview|
|•||Three letters of recommendation|
|•||Current licensure to practice as an RN in Texas|
|•||A completed graduate level Statistics course. As a program prerequisite this course may also be transferred in as an elective.|
|•||GRE scores within the last 5 years. All DNP students are required to take the GRE or MAT.|
|•||Optimally, although not required, have one year of clinical practice preferably in Labor and Delivery, extensive observational experiences of birth or education and practice as a doula.|
Various degree options are available for individuals who already have a master’s degree and are nurse practitioners who desire nurse-midwifery education. Full-time and part-time degree plans are available. Graduate student tuition is based on credits hours, not a flat rate and consistent with that of Baylor University. Fees are added after the per credit tuition rate. Sites for clinical experience generally are arranged by LHSON and aside from travel, are no cost to the student. Required texts are likely to range from $500-600 for the program, and technology such as laptops, smart phones, etc. may be of value, but are up to the individual and personal preference.
For More Information Contact:
Mrs. Tina Glaspie
Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment