Program outcomes

During the years 2014 to 2016, nurse-midwifery students were 100% female, 10% Hispanic/Latina, 5% Asian, 12% Black/African-American and 2% Native American/Alaska Native. Over the past five years (2012-2016), UW has graduated 44 nurse-midwives. Of these graduates, 37% are working in either rural, primary care shortage areas or with medically underserved populations (program objective 1).

In the most recent employer survey of new graduates, supervisors rated recent graduates of the nurse-midwifery program from 1 (Never) to 5 (Consistently) on program outcomes:

Expected Outcome Achievement Mean (SD)
1. Provide safe, competent, high quality nurse midwifery care 4.71 (0.49)
2. Utilize a nurse midwifery framework to improve the quality and effectiveness of nurse midwifery care. 4.43 (0.79)
3. Provide culturally sensitive care to complement the diversity of health needs among women, families and communities. 4.29 (0.49)
4. Critically evaluate research findings and their relevance to nurse midwifery clinical practice. 4.29 (0.76)
5. Demonstrate a personal commitment to professionalism and the values of nurse midwifery practice. 4.57 (0.53)

Two public events highlight nurse-midwifery DNP student scholarship:

  1. DNP Final Poster day is open to public and scheduled for March 9, 2018. Students present their DNP final projects, demonstrating accomplishments related to program objectives 2, 3, 4, and 6.
  2. Student scholarship day is open to the public and is an opportunity for nurse-midwifery student to highlight their DNP projects.

A sample of recent Nurse-midwifery student projects include:

  • Implementing Immediate Postpartum Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
  • Meeting the Health Care Education Needs of Prostituted Individuals
  • Development & Evaluation of Category II Fetal Heart Rate Training
  • Patient and Provider Satisfaction with a Hospital-Based Doula Program
  • MAKING WAVES: An Evidence-Based Waterbirth Protocol
  • Tools to Improve Nursing Care in 2nd Stage Labor