North Carolina State Affiliate

Midwifery Education Programs in NC

East Carolina University

East Carolina University College of Nursing is the site of the only Nurse Midwifery Program based in North Carolina.  The program is part of ECU's College of Nursing, and has graduated over 200 nurse midwives since its inception in 1991.

ECU’s College of Nursing has once again been named in the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in distance education by 2012 US News and World Report.  Ranked #18 out of 79 master’s or doctorate of nursing practice programs in the country, “our faculty and staff work diligently to maintain a quality program and to provide support equivalent to services on campus", says Dean Sylvia Brown.  "Our program provides both hands-on clinical and virtual experiences that simulate the clinical environment using cutting edge technology.”

The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing

CNEP offers masters' level and post-masters distance education programs in nurse-midwifery, women's health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner specialties.  Our school is based at the historic Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, KY, but our students live and study all over the US and indeed all over the world!  Please see our website at  Interested nurses may contact the Regional Clinical Coordinator for North Carolina, Shirley Bush, email

For a complete listing of midwifery education programs throughout the US, please visit ACNM:Become a Midwife.

Scholarship Information

2015-2016 NCACNM Scholarship Application now available!!  Deadline for Application:  January 10, 2016!
The North Carolina ACNM Affiliate offers scholarships to qualified CNM students.  The NCACNM scholarship this year will provide financial assistance to attend the ACNM Annual Meeting this spring in Albuquerque, NM from May 22-26, 2016. The funds will go towards all/or a portion of the successful applicants’ registration and travel. Please be sure that you can commit to attending the annual meeting before submitting your application for assistance. The NCACNM asks that scholarship recipient(s) share their experience of the Annual Meeting at a subsequent meeting. If a recipient cannot travel to a meeting to give the report,  she/he many submit a report or reflection in writing that will be shared with the NCACNM.

Criteria for North Carolina ACNM Affiliate Scholarship

Application for NCACNM Scholarship