Distance-learning has greatly expanded the number of students admitted to a nurse-midwifery education program. This article describes the Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP) of the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. The organizational structure and curriculum of the CNEP combines apprenticeship learning with academic rigor, permitting students who cannot relocate to the university to pursue graduate education. New technology, such as an interactive electronic bulletin board, networks students and faculty. The program emphasizes theories of independent, adult learning. There is a master's completion option available through the affiliation with Case Western Reserve University.