Egan School Launches Doctoral Program in Midwifery

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in nurse midwifery at Fairfield University is designed to meet the competencies for the practice doctorate in midwifery set forth by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and to meet the ACNM core competencies for basic midwifery practice.

The program prepares students as expert nurse midwives for every stage and in every setting in which midwifery care is delivered to women. DNP students will gain clinical experience through attending births and providing gynecologic, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, and breastfeeding care under the supervision of Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) faculty.

“Students in the Egan School nurse midwifery DNP program will foster their commitment to empowering women throughout the lifespan. The program’s philosophy highlights a dedication to trauma-informed care and perinatal loss. Interprofessional simulation opportunities will occur throughout the program in the brand new Egan School Simulation Center,” said the nurse midwifery program’s director, Jenna LoGiudice, PhD, CNM, RN.