Accelerated 15- and 18-month nursing programs in midwifery are offered by the Felician College, the Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania. These programs are available to certified nurses and individuals with a B.A. or M.A. degree in other fields.
Eighteen-month midwifery programs are mostly aimed at career changers, individuals looking for specialization in the field and certified nurses. The courses include both theoretical and practical education.
At the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, students without a nursing background are required to attend classes on campus and enroll full time. Registered nurses with an ASN/ADN/Diploma spend two semesters attending baccalaureate level courses, after which they proceed to specialty courses. A hybrid course format is available for registered nurses.
Felician College's nursing program is aimed at students who already possess a bachelor's or master's degree. After finishing the 18-month course, students proceed to taking the National Council Licensure Examination.
Nursing courses at the University of Pennsylvania are designed for students with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. Programs available are the BSN Second Degree Program, for those interested in getting a bachelor's degree in nursing, but uncertain about pursuing an advanced practice degree in nursing, the Direct Entry BSN/MSN program, and the Hillman Scholars BSN-to-PhD program.