Master of Science


Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Nurse Midwifery

Dr. Walker Certified Nurse Midwifery

Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

Program Overview

The Nurse Midwifery Program prepares nurses as expert providers of health care to women across the lifespan. The certified nurse midwife is prepared to provide and/or collaborate in the care of women and the healthy newborn with a focus on normal birth in a variety of settings. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

Graduate Program Outcomes

  • Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences to improve nursing care across diverse settings. (Essential I)
  • Demonstrate leadership by collaborating and consulting with key stakeholders in the design, coordination and evaluation of patient care outcomes. (Essential II)
  • Apply quality and safety principles within an organization to be an effective leader and change agent. (Essential III)
  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice and health outcomes for patient aggregates. (Essential IV)
  • Ethically utilize data, information and appropriate technology to evaluate and achieve optimal health outcomes. (Essential V)
  • Demonstrate political efficacy and competence to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes of populations. (Essential VI)
  • Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems. (Essential VII)
  • Synthesize ecological, global and social determinants of health to design and deliver culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies. (Essential VIII)
  • Demonstrate behaviors of professional engagement and lifelong learning. (Essential IX)

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing (non-nursing bachelor degrees, see Clinical Practice Portfolio below)*
  • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Current professional Registered Nurse license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics
  • Meet all Technical Standards for Admission and Retention
  • Qualified applicants will be notified by email to attend an informational session and personal interview on the Stony Brook Campus in the School of Nursing.**

  • * Clinical Practice Portfolio - Applicants to a master's program with a non-nursing bachelor's degree are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for baccalaureate-level nursing competencies once they have been admitted to a program. The Clinical Practice Portfolio fee is $300. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student cannot be matriculated.
    The Clinical Practice Portfolio is only required for those applicants with a non-nursing bachelor's degree who have been offered conditional acceptance.

    ** Dates to be determined

Additional Requirements Upon Admission

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
  • Evidence of meeting all Stony Brook University and School of Nursing health requirements
  • Evidence of health insurance and RN/student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance
  • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) with AED
  • Technical Requirements

Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES)

Graduates from this program will be eligible for certification and registration as a ​Certified Nurse Midwife by New York State Education Department and are also eligible for National Certification as ​a Certified Nurse Midwife.

The Stony Brook University School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation, regulatory and registration requirements.

Meeting clinical course requirements is dependent upon the availability of appropriate clinical sites and preceptors in a student’s region. The Stony Brook University School of Nursing cannot guarantee the availability of clinical sites and preceptors or the results of clinical contract/affiliation negotiations.

Graduation Requirements   Credits

HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2

HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3

HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3

Health Assessment
HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3

HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

Clinical Courses
HNG 501 Primary Care 3
HNG 581 Midwifery I 4
HNG 585 Midwifery II 4
HNG 586 Midwifery III 5
HNG 587 Midwifery IV 5
HNG 555 Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice 1

Total Credits


Students are prepared to sit for the following national certification exam:

Certified Nurse Midwife (AMCB:

For more information, please email:

AMCB Board Pass rates:

  • 2017 - 88% first time pass rate no retakes
  • 2016 - no cohort
  • 2015 - American Midwifery Certification Board pass rate was 80 percent for first time test takers and 100 % retake
  • 2014 - 88 percent first time pass rate and 100 % retake
  • 2013 - 100% pass rate

Graduation rates:

  • 2017 - 100%(part time)
  • 2016 - No cohort admitted in 2013(part time)
  • 2015 - 75%(part time)
  • 2014 - 82%(part time)


The Stony Brook Advanced Practice Program in Nurse Midwifery is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802,