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Nurse Midwifery

Students - Path to Enter

Paths to Entering the Program

Applicants to the nurse-midwifery education program at East Carolina University are required to have a BSN and a minimum of one year of hospital nursing (preferably in labor & delivery). If you do not have your BSN there are a couple of options to earning that prior to applying to the program.

  • You may earn an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a community college, then you may apply to the RN to BSN program at ECU while working in the hospital as a nurse.
  • If you have a Baccalaureate degree in something other than nursing you may apply to the Accelerated BSN program. This takes one year to complete.
  • If you are a registered nurse (RN), you must have worked in a hospital as a nurse for a minimum of one year prior to applying to the program. If you have your ADN you may start working on the one year of experience while attending the RN to BSN program.

Graduates of the Nurse-Midwifery Program at East Carolina University earn a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and are then eligible to sit for the certificate exam offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board. Once they pass the board exam they are certified nurse-midwives.

Program Prerequisites

A course in statistics with a grade of C or higher and basic computer skills with both applications software and the Internet are prerequisites.

Students in the Accelerated BSN option must complete all cognate requirements prior to beginning the program. Admission to the Accelerated BSN option does not guarantee entry into the nurse-midwifery education program.