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Last Updated on December 24, 2022

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s DNP program was ranked ninth nationwide as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Nursing Grad Schools.

The School of Nursing is pleased to offer the Nurse-Midwife major within our nationally recognized DNP program. Nurse-midwives, part of the centuries-long tradition of midwifery, provide services to foster a supportive environment for women and families before, during, and after pregnancy, including well-woman care.

About our Nurse-Midwife Major
This major will prepare graduates to sit for the national certification examination in Nurse-Midwifery and to apply for state licensure as a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) from appropriate state boards. It achieved pre-accreditation status from the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) in February 2016.

Graduates of the Nurse-Midwife DNP are prepared to:

Assume independent responsibility for promoting, maintaining and restoring health while diagnosing and managing health problems in women and childbearing families
Participate in multi-disciplinary research and provide leadership in mobilizing health services
The curriculum explores the art and science of the nurse-midwifery profession including classes on the role of nurse-midwives in population-based health, family-centered care for healthy pregnancy and childbirth, management of women’s complex health issues; well newborn care, and high-risk labor and births. Clinical rotations take place in the region’s outstanding hospitals, birthing centers, and health practices including Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, the Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health, and the Allegheny County Health Department.

Additional course/clinical work for the DNP degree provides further knowledge focused on using evidence in clinical decision-making, developing leadership skills, implementing viable clinical innovations, and applying research and theoretical understanding to facilitate changes in practice. A culminating DNP project reflects the student’s application of knowledge gained during this program, focusing on a quality-improvement effort, surveillance project, program evaluation, or N of 1 study. Students submit at least one manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal.

Full-time study will permit the student to complete the program within three years: part-time study is an option.

Additional Information
Degree Program Application Deadlines
Application for Admission
Tuition and Fees
Recommended Membership – American College of Nurse Midwives
Accreditation Statement:
Preaccreditation status has been granted by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). Students attending the program will graduate fully eligible to take the national certification exam. According to ACME procedures, the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status after the first Nurse-Midwife DNP class graduates. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Nurse-Midwife Doctor of Nursing Practice Program midwifery program is pre-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802, www.midwife.org/acme.

Nurse Midwife Licensure/Certification
All US states require professional licensure/certification to be employed as a nurse-midwife. In addition to graduating from an accredited midwifery program, graduates must have an active registered nurse license and take and pass the American Midwifery Certification Board’s national certification examination in midwifery to apply for state licensure as a certified nurse-midwife. Please visit Nursing Licensure.org for state-specific requirements.

An online program for working professionals that doesn’t sacrifice relationship and community building.

University of Pittsburgh: Acceptance Rate, SAT/ACT Scores, GPA

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester
Application deadline is August 1, 2021
Our 33 credit, online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nursing professionals to lead within dynamic healthcare systems . The flexibility of our online schedule means you’ll have more time for the things you love while maintaining the program’s sense of community and academic rigor.

Why study with us
Cohort, relationship-focused study
Ethical, dignity-focused patient care
Leadership skills with heart
Embrace your calling to become a servant leader and bring wholeness and healing to individuals and communities through the lens of the program’s values that include stewardship, human flourishing, sacred covenant, and peacemaking.

BSN Application/Admission

The School of Nursing admits applicants to the pre-licensure baccalaureate program who are:

High school graduates
Internal transfer applicants: Students transferring from the regional campuses (excluding those admitted into nursing program) and other schools of the University.
External transfer applicants: Students who have been enrolled in other colleges and universities.
All students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree must apply and be accepted into the School of Nursing. Admission to other schools of the University or to the regional campuses does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Qualified applicants are admitted without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.

Prospective students convicted of any felonious act may be prohibited from licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Board of Nursing in various states. Applicants who plan to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (as well as most other states) should be advised that upon application for the Registered Nurse Licensure Examination, the Board of Nursing will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, felonious act, or crime of moral turpitude, an illegal act associated with alcohol, or an illegal act associated with substance abuse(s).

Sample section from Pennsylvania State Board Application, Section 6. fees:
Qualifications for Licensure. No application for licensure as a registered nurse shall be considered unless accompanied by a fee determined by the Board by regulation. Every applicant, to be eligible for examination for licensure as a registered nurse, shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board that he or she is of good moral character, has completed work equal to a standard high school course as evaluated by the Board and has satisfactorily completed an approved program of professional nursing. Approved programs shall include baccalaureate degree, associate degree and diploma nursing programs.

The Board shall not issue a license or certificate to an applicant who has been convicted of a felonious act prohibited by the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as “The Controlled Substance Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act,” or convicted of a felony relating to a controlled substance in a court of law of the United States or any other state, territory or country unless:

At least ten (10) years have elapsed from the date of conviction.
The applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the Board that he has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction such that licensure of the applicant should not be expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of patients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal violations
The applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications contained in or authorized by this act.
As used in this subsection the term “convicted” shall include a judgment, an admission of guilt or a plea of nolo contendere. An applicant’s statement on the application declaring the absence of a conviction shall be deemed satisfactory evidence of the absence of a conviction, unless the Board has some evidence to the contrary. (6 amended Dec. 15, 1986, P.L. 1607, No. 179) (Professional Nurse Law)

Moreover, because of the mandate of the laws relating to character requirements (good moral character) (Sections 13, 14 and 15.1 of the Professional Nursing Law), the Board has the duty and the right to ask for this information.

If you have a criminal conviction, you are advised to contact:
State Board of Nursing
P. O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
(717) 783-7142

All undergraduate, pre-licensure students are required by the clinical site agencies to obtain and maintain valid Pennsylvania Act 33/34 (child abuse and criminal record check) and ACT 73 (fingerprinting background check). Clearances will be reviewed by the clinical sites where students are scheduled to do clinical. In the event of a positive clearance, the clinical site will determine if the student can do clinical at their site.

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Additional Information
Clearance Information for BSN Undergraduate students
Degree Program Application Deadlines
Tuition and Fees
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The complete Nondiscrimination Policy is available here.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

(Certificate)Gerontology for nursing
(Certificate)Adult gerontology acute care
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse practitionerNeonatal
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse practitionerAdult gerontology acute care
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse practitionerAdult gerontology primary care
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse practitionerPediatric primary care
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse practitionerFamily (individual across the lifespan)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse practitionerPsychiatric mental health

Degrees Awarded

DegreeNumber Awarded
Master’s Degrees7
Doctoral Degrees18
Other Advanced Degrees4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available?Yes
Evening/weekend programs available?No
Distance learning programs available?No

Degree Requirements

Master’s DegreesComp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral DegreesEntrance Exam GRE (may be waived if GPA is 3.5 or greater)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Capstone project required

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