Chair: Dr. Karen Karlowicz
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Kathleen Putnam, email@example.com
Masters in Nursing with specialization in Nurse-Midwifery began in fall 2004 as a joint program with Shenandoah University. The Shenandoah University Nurse-Midwifery Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 240-485-1800, www.midwife.org/accreditation.
The two-year program begins with the first year of advanced practice nursing content offered by Old Dominion in the Tidewater region and at distance sites. The second year will be offered by the Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University. The Master of Science in Nursing will be awarded by Old Dominion University and a Certificate of Endorsement in Nurse-Midwifery will be awarded by Shenandoah University. Graduates will be eligible to take the national nurse-midwifery certification examination offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife. The program may be completed as a full-time or part-time program. The curriculum plans are listed above.