Nurse-Midwifery

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Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice
The focus of this course is the understanding of biostatistics for application to nursing and evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of, and appraisal of, data analyses for the selection and use of best evidence for making practical conclusions about empirical data.

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
This course builds upon basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. It provides an in-depth consideration of molecular physiology while integrating examples of physiological principles most likely to be encountered by the advanced practice nurse. Basic and translational research into biochemical, molecular and organ system function will be emphasized. Current thought concerning age-related changes and theories of physiology across the life span will be included.

Advanced Reproductive Dynamics
Explores the anatomical and physiological basis for advanced nursing practice in reproductive health care. Includes genetics and reproductive endocrinology in the adult female, male, fetus, and neonate. Examines normal and abnormal fetal development from the perspective of maternal and environmental influences.

Health Care Policy
This course guides students in exploring political, economical, ethical, and social forces that currently impact decision making in health care. Patterns of influence that drive current policy development are examined and proposal of advocacy behaviors is encouraged.

Theoretical Basis for Clinical Reasoning
This course examines the theoretical underpinnings of evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on applying a range of theories from nursing and related fields for the provision of high quality health care.

Research and Best Evidence for Clinical Reasoning
This course is designed to assist the graduate student to develop knowledge and skills needed for the application of research findings to evidence- based practice and advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, directed at risk reduction and health promotion.

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
This course prepares nurses for professional roles in advanced nursing practice with knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of common drug categories used to prevent illness and to restore and maintain health for client systems across the lifespan. Mechanisms of action, pharmacologic response, usual doses, adverse effects, indications, interactions, compatibilities, contraindications and routes of administration will be emphasized in acute and chronic conditions. Six hours of legal, ethical and financial content related to prescribing is addressed in this course as required by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Conceptual Frameworks for Nurse-Midwifery
Introduces the professional role of the nurse midwife including the management process, the nursing process, utilization of paradigms of wellness and health, and communication pertinent to nurse midwifery practice.

Advanced Health Assessment
Develops the knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of a comprehensive health assessment. Synthesis of data including diagnostic study interpretation is emphasized.

Primary Care of Episodic Illnesses in Women
This course provides students with the theoretical base to assess, diagnose, and manage the care of client systems across the lifespan with selected episodic health pattern alterations. Students will focus on the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of client system’s health patterns. Culturally competent, holistic, ethical, age and gender specific, and risk stratified care will be discussed. Non-pharmacologic aspects of care such as teaching and coaching will be addressed as well as the pharmacologic management designed to help clients achieve desired outcomes. Evidence based practice will serve as the basis for care management. This course includes 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content.

Primary Care of Episodic Illnesses in Women Practicum
This course is part of a series of sequential clinical courses in Women’s Health Care and prepares the student to provide primary care of episodic illnesses throughout the lifespan. Students will engage in comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and women’s health care management for women across the lifespan and assume professional practice roles and responsibilities in managing common health pattern variations pertaining to gynecological and primary care. Emphasis is on family-centered, community-based health care for diverse client systems.

Well Woman for Nurse-Midwifery
This course, the first in a series of four sequential courses, lays the foundation for the nurse-midwifery management process and the care of the well woman across the lifespan. It prepares students to assume professional roles and responsibilities in the management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to gynecological care. Emphasis is on family-centered, community-based health care for diverse client systems. Included are at least 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content.

Nurse-Midwifery Practicum I

Antepartum Care for Nurse-Midwifery
This course, the second in a sequence of four, prepares students to assume professional roles in the care of normal antepartum women and those with health pattern variations with an at-risk pregnancy. Emphasis is placed on the collaborative management of interventions to achieve desired outcomes during pregnancy. Included are at least 0.5 (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content. Students use scholarly inquiry to further develop their practice knowledge. Research related to normal and at-risk client systems is applied. The course expands on the history of nurse-midwifery as it impacts on professional role issues.

Nurse-Midwifery Practicum II

Intrapartum, Post Partum and Newborn Care for Nurse-Midwifery
This course, the third in a sequence of four, prepares the student to assume professional roles and responsibilities in the care of normal intra-partial and post partial women and those with common health pattern variations pertaining to at- risk women in parturition and post partum; normal and at-risk neonates. Included are at least 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content. Emphasis is placed on the collaborative management of interventions to achieve desired outcomes during the parturition and postpartum period and the neonate. Research related to normal and at-risk client systems is applied.

Integration and Professional Issues for Nurse-Midwifery
This course, the fourth in a sequence of four, prepares the student for the fully integrated practice of nurse-midwifery. Included are at least 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content. The professional, social, political, legal, ethical, economic, and financial factors that affect nurse-midwifery practice are analyzed.

Nurse-Midwifery Practicum III and Capstone
Culminating experience in which one of three foci are selected: (1) integration of research findings into practice with evaluation of client system outcomes; or (2) evaluation of current nursing practice through examination of relevant client system clinical outcomes; or (3) description of new knowledge with potential for enhancing nursing practice.

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  • Joyce Bass said:

    I am a 2009 graduate student from your Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program. I would like to receive my Midwifery Certification. What are the requirements that I need to enroll into the additional courses to achieve this certification. I received the MSN in 2009 from UC

    • Hello Joyce. Thank you for your continued interest in the University of Cincinnati. Currently we do not offer post graduate certificate programs online. Feel free to contact the campus directly at (513) 556-4335 to see if they can assist you.

  • Celena Williams said:

    Good morning,
    I am a board certified WHNP and am interested in obtaining a post graduate certificate in midwifery from your institution. I received my MSN from Vanderbilt University. Where can I find information? Thank you.

    • Hello, Celena, thank you for your interest. We do not offer post graduate certificate programs online.

  • Latonya Rice said:

    I’m interested in both the Nurse-Midwifery program and the WHNP program. Is there any way to complete the differance in course requirements for both programs and graduate with the eligibility to sit for both certification exams?

    • Hello, Latonya. We do not offer a dual degree program. As such, you would not be able to meet the requirements for both programs. You would have to choose the program you want the most and perhaps seek to complete a post graduate certificate with a focus in the other area you are interested in. Please call your Enrollment Advisor, Lakeshia, at (866) 225-6764 x646 for further clarification.

  • Courtney said:

    I am looking into online programs for me to enroll in around 2014 or 2015. Around that time I understand that most midwives will have to transition to getting a doctorate degree? Will your school be transitioning it’s program to a doctoral program in midwifery?

    • Hello Courtney, that is a good question. At this time we have not heard that our program will be transitioning to the doctorate program. We will be glad to update you when additional information surfaces. If you have any additional questions please contact us at (866) 225-6764 for further assistance.

  • Kenneth Cole said:

    Is it possible to take just one class? I am interested in taking the biostatistics course.

    • Hi Kenneth, thank you for your inquiry. You must be a matriculated student in order to take courses within the MSN program. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for more details at (866) 225-6764.

  • Emileigh said:

    I am currently in the nursing BSN program at Ohio University. I am interested in the Midwifery NP program when I graduate in the fall of 2013. Is there any information I can get in the mail that gives me more information about the program? I also would like to know when I can apply for the program. Thank you.

    • Hi! The online MSN program has three start dates per year (fall, spring, and summer). You can apply at anytime, but your BSN degree must be conferred before you begin the program. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for more details at 866-225-6764.

  • Amanda Dunn said:

    I am wondering if the CNM program is also offered in a part time format?

    • Hi Amanda, the Nurse-Midwifery program is currently offered as a part-time program. Please click here to view the current curriculum. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for more details at 866-225-6764.

  • Carol said:

    I am a registered midwife from Philippines but currently live in UAE. I want to get some online course in order to get my license here. COuld you please advise, thank you.

    • Hi Carol. In order to complete the clinical component of the degree, students must be within the Unites States or on a U.S. military base.
      Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for more details at 866-225-6764.

  • Lsara Ly said:

    I am a BSN currently enrolled in an Adult NP program, but I am unhappy and would like to consider midwifery. Is it possible to take midwifery as a full time course? I am also curious if any of my advance practice courses from the other university will transfer over to this program. Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Lsara, thank you for your inquiry. The midwifery program can be completed in as few as two years. Transfer credits may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please click here to view the transfer credit policy. You may also contact an Enrollment Advisor at 866-225-6774 for more information.

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