Distance Education with On-Site Requirements
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)
- Completed application
- Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing (For Applicants with non-nursing bachelor degrees, see the Clinical Practice Portfolio requirement 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 online 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 - Registered Nurse 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 upon conditional admission once they have been admitted to a program. A non-refundable fee of $300 is required for the portfolio evaluation. Upon successful completion of the portfolio, the student will be admitted to the program. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student cannot progress in the program.
The Clinical Practice Portfolio is only required for those Registered Nurse applicants with a non-nursing bachelor's degree who have been offered conditional acceptance.
** Dates to be determined
Additional Requirements Upon Admission
- NP Student Malpractice Insurance Required
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Current curriculum vitae/resume
- All newly admitted students will receive an email from the SON Required Documentation email address, shown below, with detailed instruction to utilize the required CastleBranch web-based software system. This system requires a one time fee and is where students will upload and manage required documents."firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Technology Requirements
Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org
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.
Process for Clinical Experiences
The Office of Clinical Placements facilitates the processing of clinical placement requests and contracts for all clinical affiliations within the baccalaureate, master’s, advanced certificate, and DNP programs. The office works collaboratively with faculty to secure clinical placement sites for students. Once a suitable site is identified, students submit a clinical placement request form for processing. The office maintains electronic data systems and records related to students, clinical placement sites, clinical affiliation agreements, clinical contracts and preceptors. Central to the clinical placement process for all programs is the establishment of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract which is executed between SUNY and the clinical site. Upon final execution of a clinical affiliation agreement, SUNY procures and provides the site with a certificate of insurance or related protection evidencing the required insurance coverage. The provisions of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract include the responsibilities and mutual terms that are agreed upon during the life of the agreement.
|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 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice I||3|
|HNG 543 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice II||3|
|HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology||3|
|HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology||3|
|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|
Students are prepared to sit for the following national certification exam:
Certified Nurse Midwife (AMCB: http://www.amcbmidwife.org/)
For more information, please email:
Midwifery Certification Pass Rates:
May 2020 Part-Time Graduates: 100%
May 2019 Part-Time Graduates: 75%
May 2018 Part-Time Graduates: 100%
The School of Nursing – Nurse Midwifery Program three-year (2018-2020) cumulative pass rate within twelve months of graduation is: 92%
The Stony Brook Advanced Practice Program in Nurse Midwifery is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; 240-485-1802, www.midwife.org/acme.