Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse-Midwifery Track

Online DNP Midwifery Program

Designed for actively practicing RNs

Online DNP Midwifery Program Texas

Ranked #21 in Nursing-Midwifery, 2020

Online Midwifery Program No GMAT

No GRE or GMAT required

[em]Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)[/em]Nurse-Midwifery Track

Deliver Women’s Care as a DNP Nurse-Midwife

Students pursuing the online Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse-Midwifery (DNP Midwife) track are prepared to provide holistic and women-centered care throughout the lifespan using the midwifery model of care. Our program is committed to the education of nurse-midwives in a unique Christian environment who are prepared to practice in concert with standards of nurse-midwifery practice. In addition, our program is committed to enrolling diverse and qualified students that pursue cultural competency and focus their service and clinical experiences caring for vulnerable populations.

Clinical Placement Services

At Baylor University’s Louis Herrington School of Nursing, we strongly believe in setting our students up for success. That's why we provide clinical sites and preceptors for all graduate-level clinical rotations. We also know clinical placement sites may be potential locations for future employment opportunities upon graduation. If you already have a placement site or preceptor in mind, we encourage you to refer them to our placement team to secure. Download the DNP Nurse-Midwife brochure for more information.

NUR 5140: Professional Issues and History of Nurse-Midwives

The role and image of, and misconceptions about, the nurse-midwife in contemporary society are explored. The historic, political, social, and economic bases of nurse-midwifery practice are examined. Students become familiar with the role of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in professional practice and resources available through the ACNM, as well as regulations and legislation which guide, interpret, and provide a legal and ethical base for future nurse-midwifery practice.

Two entry options are available:

To learn more about the entry options, please get in touch with our Enrollment Advisors

NUR 5346: Nurse-Midwifery IV: High Risk Family

This course focuses on application of the Nurse-Midwifery process to the care of mothers and newborns with complications. The goal of this course is to further develop the roles and responsibilities of the health care provider in caring for women and families who have high risk situations or conditions.



75 Credits
Just over 3 years to completion


NUR 5344: NM III: Care of the Childbearing Family

This course focuses on application of the Nurse-Midwifery process for the care of healthy women during childbirth and the newborn.


Post-Master's DNP

31-37 Credits
2 years to completion

Program Features At-A-Glance

  • ACME-accredited*, CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • 100% pass rates, see all pass and graduation rates here
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical Placements Provided
  • Total credits: 75

Admissions Requirements At-A-Glance

  • BSN from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No GRE or MAT required
  • At least one year of full time experience as a professional nurse in labor and delivery, on the mother baby unit, or in an outpatient OB/GYN setting by the start of classes.  Extensive observational experiences of birth, or education and practice as a doula will be considered.  Applicants with other experiences in the maternal-child health specialty will be considered individually.
  • Unencumbered RN license
Baylor Nursing By The Numbers

100% certification pass rate for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwifery graduates.


90% graduate with jobs at highly regarded hospitals.


93.4% First-time NCLEX Pass Rate.


100% of students have been placed at a clinical site within 125 miles of their home.

DNP Midwifery Curriculum At-A-Glance

Emphasizing women-focused healthcare services, the curriculum provides a detailed study of birthing, gynecological and preventive care.

Featured curriculum:

To see a full list of program outcomes, click here.

Important Dates

Next Application Deadline: July 17th, 2020

Next Start Date: August 24th, 2020

Shape the Future of Women-Focused Care

Online DNP Midwifery Salary & Careers

Baylor University online DNP Nurse-Midwifery students are diverse and qualified individuals who pursue cultural competency and focus on serving vulnerable populations. Graduates are able to enhance their career as autonomous caregivers and patient advocates who are eligible to sit for the Nurse Midwife certification examination.

  • The program prepares nurse midwives in a uniquely Christian learning environment.
  • Through the integration of faith and learning, Baylor DNP Nurse-Midwifery graduates possess the clinical acumen and exemplary leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to transform women’s care.
  • Graduates who become a Certified Nurse Midwife can earn a salary of $92,000 (annual national average,
  • Students have the option to complete a DNP project abroad and participate in international research and missions with graduate faculty.


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DNP - Nurse-Midwifery Outcome Data

DNP - Nurse-Midwifery Faculty

The faculty for the Online DNP - Nurse-Midwifery degree program are committed to delivering state-of-the-art instruction through innovative active learning methodologies. They embody the unique mission of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing of Baylor University by preparing nurses, within a Christian community, for professional practice, health care leadership, and worldwide service. Click below to learn more about the faculty for this program.