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Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery

The master of science in nursing – nurse-midwifery program at Loyola University New Orleans prepares students to care for individuals through the lifespan.

With an emphasis on patient-centered care, Loyola’s curriculum promotes evidence-based practices that reduce unnecessary intervention and emphasize equitable, culturally-responsive care. Graduates of Loyola’s MSN nurse-midwifery will be prepared to provide advanced level primary and reproductive healthcare to women and individuals across the lifespan, including the following areas of practice: 

  • Gynecologic, reproductive, and sexual health 
  • Family planning and preconception care
  • Antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care
  • Neonatal care and lactation 
  • Primary and preventative health care through the lifespan

The MSN nurse-midwifery program is designed to be completed in five semesters with continuous year-round enrollment. All courses will be conducted online synchronously (i.e. at scheduled times), except for supervised practicum work. This hybrid method of curriculum delivery allows students to attend class from the convenience of their home, while also ensuring the development of community for each cohort, which is essential for midwifery students. Graduates of the MSN nurse-midwifery program are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Enrollment, Attrition and Certification Rates
Enrollment Year 2023 2024
Number of students enrolled in this cohort 10 admitted  
Goal for On-Time Graduation 80% 80%
Goal for Attrition (% who left the program) 0% 0%
Goal for Certification Rates 80% 80%



The Loyola University New Orleans MSN nurse-midwifery concentration is pre-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20190,


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MSN – Nurse-Midwifery Curriculum

50 credit hours

910 hours of supervised practicum

Core Nurse-Midwifery Courses (in addition to the core MSN courses)

  • Midwifery: Past, Present, and Future (2 credits)
  • Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse-Midwifery (1 credit)
  • Gynecologic, Reproductive, and Sexual Health (3 credits)
  • Primary Care of Women Through the Lifespan for Nurse-Midwifery (3 credits)
  • Antepartum Care for Nurse-Midwifery (3 credits)
  • Antepartum, Gynecologic, and Primary Care Practicum for Nurse-Midwifery (4 credits)
  • Nurse-Midwifery Skills for the Intrapartum, Postpartum, and Neonatal Periods (1 credit)
  • Intrapartum and Postpartum Care for Nurse-Midwifery  (3 credits)
  • Practicum for Intrapartum, Postpartum, and Neonatal Care for Nurse-Midwifery (4 credits)
  • Neonatal Care and Lactation for Nurse-Midwifery (1 credit)
  • Advanced Integration of Nurse-Midwifery Care (5 credits)
  • Nurse-Midwifery Transition to Professional Role and Practice (2 credits)

Nurse-Midwifery Philosophy and Mission Statement

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View More Curriculum Information on the University Bulletin

A post-master's certificate in nurse-midwifery is also available through Loyola’s School of Nursing. Contact us for more information at

Nursing-Midwife Simulation at Loyola

About Our Faculty

The School of Nursing faculty are committed to ensuring that our nurse-midwifery graduates are committed to social justice, care for the underserved and marginalized (particularly in rural settings), and are well versed in the issue of health disparities particularly as they affect the childbearing family. With inherent knowledge that the midwifery model of care can positively address the issues of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the U.S., faculty draw connections to this foundational knowledge throughout the curriculum. 

Call the Midwife: Meet Dean Collins

Michelle CollinsThe College of Nursing and Health Dean Michelle Collins is a certified nurse-midwife who oversees the nursing, counseling, and ministry departments at Loyola University New Orleans. In addition to her role at Loyola, Dean Collins maintains clinical practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), attending births at Ochsner Baptist Hospital in New Orleans. She also writes a blog for the PBS show “Call the Midwife,” where she reflects on the episodes and draws connections to modern nurse-midwifery practices.

“Maintaining my clinical practice as an advanced practice nurse (certified nurse-midwife) makes me a better leader, mentor, and professor. Being able to work with patients regularly in the hospital keeps me grounded and attuned to industry needs as well as better informed to strategize about future programs. It helps me stay current and credible with our students.” —Dean Michelle Collins, College of Nursing and Health 



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