BSN-DNP Nurse Midwifery

Degree Option: Doctoral Degree

Program: Doctoral

School: Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies

Program Length

Part Time: N/A

Full Time: 36 months

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the DNP must demonstrate the following: • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accreditedcollege or university (or the international equivalent). RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree will be considered on an individual basis and may berequired to complete select prerequisites to be eligible foradmission to the DNP program. • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher. • Registered Nurse license to practice in the United Statesat the time of application. A Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission. • Current BCLS certification (must be maintained while in the program). FORMAL ADMISSION PROCESS This cohort program begins once each year in September. Applicants to the program are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit the following online: 1. A completed application. (Apply online at 2. A non-refundable $60 application fee. 3. A professional résumé. (Experience in women’s health preferred) 4. Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service which can be found at 5. Two (2) recommendations, including one from your current supervisor or professor who can assess your clinical expertise and potential.   6. A three (3) page, double-spaced personal statement stating (a) why you want to be a nurse midwife, (b) your career goals for the next 5-10 years, and (c) your future contributions to the profession of nurse midwifery. 7. Copy of current RN license; licensure to practice in the state of Connecticut will be required upon admission. 8. All international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking either TOEFL or IELTS exams. For admission to the graduate school, a TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based test, 80 on the internet-based test or an IELTS score of 6.5 is strongly recommended. Scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL) or Fairfield’s ETS code is 3390. Submit transcripts and any other documents that cannot be uploaded to: Fairfield University Office of Graduate Admission Kelley Center 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT 06824

INTERVIEW PROCESS Applicants who meet the above criteria may be invited for an Admission interview

# of General Education Courses: 0

# of Nursing Courses: 24

Website: Link to Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies Admissions Page


Phone: (203) 254-4184

Articulation Model: No

Advanced Placement: No

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Tuition & Financial Services

Cost per hour: $1000

Tuition and Fees: Link to Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies Financial Aid Page

Financial Services Information

Website: Link to Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies Nursing Tuition Page


Phone: (203) 254-4000

Program Description

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Midwifery concentration, is a full-time, partially frontloaded program, designed to meet the competencies for the practice doctorate in midwifery set forth by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and to meet the standards set forth by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). Students who complete the full-time, 7-semester, 33-month program earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Fairfield University. The program prepares students as expert nurse midwives for every stage and in every setting in which midwifery care is delivered to patients. Because nurse midwives are responsible for direct patient care, students gain hands-on experience in providing gynecologic, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, and breastfeeding care under the supervision of CNM faculty. Nurse midwifery students will attend births in a variety of settings (hospital and birth center) with a heavy focus on normal physiological birth. They will also be prepared to recognize and co-manage high-risk obstetric and gynecologic cases within an interdisciplinary healthcare team. In addition to becoming expert clinicians, graduates of the DNP program will be healthcare leaders who will care for a cohort of patients within their specialty, while using a cross-population perspective to assess, manage and evaluate common problems. Graduates will apply knowledge about organizations, business management, information technology and policy-making to improve systems of healthcare delivery. They are prepared to assume a variety of leadership roles including executive positions in healthcare organizations, directors of clinical programs and university based faculty positions with a clinical focus.

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Program Location

Blended of online and on-the-ground

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