P OST-MASTER’ S C ERTIFICATE
Nurses with a master's degree in nursing are eligible to continue graduate study and obtain a post-master's certificate in Nurse-
Midwifery Practitioner. The post-MSN certificate options offer registered nurses advanced practice education, qualifying them to take
national certification exams. The Nurse-Midwifery Practitioner concentration is offered online*. Applicants for post-master's certificate
option need to complete the Application for Admission to Graduate Degrees or Certificate Programs which can be completed online at
www.ecu.edu/gradschool or obtained from the Graduate School. MAT or GRE scores are not required for this post-master's option.
The following twelve courses are required of all students in the certificate program.
NURS 6109 Introductory Nurse-Midwifery Professional Roles and Issues : Introduces historical, theoretical, and scientific foundations
related to the Nurse-Midwifery role.
NURS 6110 Reproductive Physiology: Underlying biologic principles and concepts related to human reproductive cycle, genetics,
maternal-fetal-placental unit, and neonate.
NURS 6610 Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice: Underlying biologic principles and concepts related to human
reproductive cycle, genetics, maternal-fetal-placental unit, and neonate.
NURS 6112 Nurse-Midwifery Management: Well Woman Health Care: Development of competencies for promoting health for
essentially well women. Clinical nurse-midwifery management of essentially well women seeking gynecologic and contraceptive health
NURS 6611 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice: In-depth presentation of pharmacologic principles to manage
pharmacologic agents safely and effectively. Specialty labs address specific applications.
NURS 6113 Nurse-Midwifery Management: Antepartal Care: Competencies for promoting health for essentially well women and their
families during antepartal period. Clinical nurse-midwifery management of women and families and during pregnancy.
NURS 6114 Complications of Pregnancy and the Puerperium : Theoretical and clinical bases for management of clients with obstetrical
and medical alterations during pregnancy, labor, and puerperium. Nurse-midwifery role functions in collaborative care and referral. Risk
identification and reduction modalities.
NURS 6115 Nurse-Midwifery Management: Intrapartal Care: Competencies for promoting health for essentially well women during
labor and birth. Clinical nurse-midwifery management of essentially well women during all stages of labor. Development of theory and
skill base for management of intrapartal emergencies.
NURS 6116 Nurse-Midwifery Management: Postpartal Care and Neonatal Care: Competencies for promoting health for essentially well
neonates and women during puerperium. Clinical nurse-midwifery management of essentially well neonates and women during
puerperium and health maintenance needs of infants through first year of life.
NURS 6117 Nurse-Midwifery Management: Integration Practicum : Focus on issues relevant to assumption of the role and
responsibilities inherent in professional nurse-midwifery.
NURS 6118 Nurse-Midwifery Professional Roles and Issues : Historical development of nurse-midwifery and current state of nurse-
midwifery and women's health services in US. Essential documents of ACNM. Professional role functions, issues, and responsibilities of
NURS 6993 Advanced Nursing Synthesis : Seminar for synthesis of graduate nursing concepts.
* Some on-campus attendance is required.
For more information about the Post-Master's Certificate in the Nurse-Midwifery Practitioner concentration please contact:
Ms. Jackie Hutcherson
Director, Nurse-Midwifery Concentration
School of Nursing, 307 Rivers West Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 252-328-1219, Fax: 252-328-0830
For more information: www.options.ecu.edu or 1-800-398-9275
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