Why Nurse-Midwifery?

The M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery at Bethel began fall 2014. The program has earned pre-accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

A degree in Nurse-Midwifery enables you to transition into the role of provider of healthcare for women between the ages of puberty and menopause. Midwifery includes a full range of primary healthcare services for women from adolescence to post menopause. These services include primary care, gynecologic and family planning services, preconception care, antepartum, intrapartum, and the postpartum stages, and care of the normal newborn.

Midwifery care focuses on health promotion, including wellness education and counseling. Midwives provide the following services in clinics, private offices, community centers, public health systems, homes, hospitals, and birth centers:

  • Conduct initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Complete physical examinations
  • Prescribe medications
  • Admit, manage, and discharge patients
  • Order and interpret lab values.

Offered in a Christian environment, our program helps nurses develop into competent nurse midwives who understand their role within a Christian worldview. The program builds on Bethel's excellent tradition and reputation in the healthcare sciences.