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Post Master's Certificate in Midwifery

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Midwifery is for qualified individuals who have already earned a master’s degree such as a MSN, MPH, or M.S. in a health related field. Program goals and learning outcomes are the same as the M.S. in Midwifery program, but post-master's students will build on competencies already achieved in their prior graduate degree. The post-master’s certificate is a 50 credit program. Students take the identical course of study as full MS students, with the exception of the MMW prefix courses. Please see the Advanced Placement Option for information on advanced standing in this program.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Midwifery Program Goals

  1. Graduates of the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University will practice as safe beginning level midwifery practitioners according to the Core Competencies of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
  2. Graduates of the Midwifery Institute will be prepared to practice effectively in a multidisciplinary health care environment according to the Core Competencies of the ACNM.
  3. Graduates of the Midwifery Institute will build on prior graduate education to have the necessary research and critical thinking skills to be lifelong learners ensuring safe practice.
  4. Graduates of the Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University will provide midwifery care that demonstrates cultural humility and competence.
  5. Graduates of the Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University will be prepared to practice according to the Code of Ethics and Standards of ACNM.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to integrate theory, clinical knowledge, reasoning and skills to provide high quality midwifery care
  2. Students will be able to contribute midwifery care effectively within interdisciplinary teams (clear communication, professional affect, skillful care)
  3. Students will critically reflect on midwifery practice in a variety of healthcare environments.
  4. Using graduate level skills already attained, students of the Midwifery Institute will be able to evaluate research to engage in ongoing evidence based clinical practice.
  5. Students will describe diversity issues inherent in the lives of women they serve and the effects of these issues on women’s health care.
  6. Students will practice midwifery in an ethical, empathetic and humanistic manner
  7. Students will understand past and present professional issues in Midwifery