Nurse-Midwifery / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

nurse with pregnant patient

This dual program prepares clinicians who provide comprehensive healthcare throughout women's lives.

The nurse-midwifery/women's health nurse practitioner program prepares clinicians to provide comprehensive healthcare emphasizing health promotion through education, advocacy, support and healthcare services throughout women's lives. With additional clinical hours and a slightly longer course of study, students will have met the requirements to sit for both nurse midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner certification.

  • #13 Rank of our midwifery program among all such programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report

  • Clinicals Practicum sites and highly qualified preceptors are arranged for students by dedicated staff

Required courses for the program

Our Mission

The mission of the nurse-midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner programs is to prepare competent clinicians who practice in a collaborative environment and provide safe, satisfying, comprehensive and individualized care to women throughout their life span. Additionally, our programs prepare clinicians who contribute to their professions through clinical practice, service, research, scholarship and education.

Read more: Our Philosophy

Understand both focus areas

We encourage prospective students to learn more about the practice of midwives and nurse practitioners, as well as the certification processes for each focus area.

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Accreditation and Certification

The Midwifery program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, contact ACME directly: 240-485-1802;

Upon successful completion of the program, demonstrating all the professional core competencies, the graduate will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) [849 International Drive, Suite 120, Linthicum, MD 21090, Tel: (866) 366-9632] and the National Certification Corporation (for WHNP).

Carrie S. Klima, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Director, Nurse Midwifery Program

845 S. Damen Ave., 818 NURS, (MC 802), Chicago, IL 60612