Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner

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.

Our Strengths

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is ranked as the #8 graduate school of nursing, according to U.S. News & World Report. 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 >


The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) , 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802,

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