Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner


  Vanderbilt School of Nursing has recently obtained new funding from HRSA to support midwifery students. Nurse-midwifery students may qualify for MEADOW funding and dual nurse-midwifery/family nurse-practitioner students may qualify for both MEADOW and CAP funding. 

Do you want to practice as a nurse-midwife who is also prepared as a family nurse practitioner to care for children and families – delivering comprehensive care to individuals from preconception through adulthood? This dual-focus specialty will prepare you. It’s especially popular among those choosing to work in rural or international locations.

In accordance with Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education policies and the US Department of Education’s requirements, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is seeking comments related to the continuing accreditation of their nurse-midwifery program. Your comments will be included with the materials submitted for review by the Board of Review. All written comments should be sent to the attention of Heather L. Maurer, ACME executive director, or mailed to ACME, 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Our Strengths

We are next door to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. Most importantly, we are committed to the success of our students. We offer a rigorous dual-focus curriculum that combines one of the nation’s oldest and most progressive Family Nurse Practitioner specialties and one of the top-ranked Nurse-Midwifery specialties in the country. Our doctorally prepared, practice-active faculty use a mix of classroom settings, simulated experiences and clinical training to fully prepare you for a career on the front-line of health care in America. Our students benefit from personalized attention and learning side-by-side with classmates from diverse backgrounds that enrich learning.

Our Curriculum

Our approach integrates a foundation of nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice with coursework to develop skills in advanced health assessment, illness and disease management, health promotion, pathophysiology and pharmacology. You will learn a family-centered approach that emphasizes health promotion and health maintenance. You will learn obstetric and gynecological care for women of all ages.

Educational Formats

Your Family Nurse Practitioner specialty classes are offered using modified distance learning. Your Nurse-Midwifery classes are on campus with clinicals are various sites which may be near Nashville or in other states. More Info >

Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Career Opportunities

As a Nurse-Midwife/Family Nurse Practitioner you can choose from a variety of practice settings such as:

  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Global Health Clinics
  • Health Departments
  • Indian Health Services
  • Medical Offices
  • Migrant Clinics
  • Military Sites
  • Nurse-Managed Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Work-site Based Clinics

Interested in learning more about the NM-FNP specialty? Watch a previously-recorded webinar (Summer 2021), which:

  • Describes the program in detail
  • Explains the application requirements
  • Provides tips for preparing a competitive application

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