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Nurse - Midwifery

Ranked as one of the top midwifery programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the Nurse-Midwifery specialty is designed to provide nurses with practitioner skills in antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, family planning, and selected aspects of well-women’s healthcare.  Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board.

From the provision of contraception and contraceptive counseling to the successful delivery of a healthy infant, ethical issues make reproductive health care one of the most contentious areas of contemporary healthcare practice. Knowing one’s own values prior to encountering challenges may prepare students to address issues as they arise; as a result, bioethics education, with its focus on personal and professional systems of value, is an important component of professional training. Students will consider how to balance interests of the pregnant woman and interests of the fetus, issues of respect for autonomy and beneficence, and ways to compromise ideal standards of practice with application to less than ideal (realistic) situations.

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