The Midwifery Institute is proud to announce the release of the Midwife Diploma! This program is intended to take 4 years to complete. You will find that it is an exceptionally in-depth and rigorous course of study. There are certainly easier programs out there, but few that will compare.
This course is offered completely online coupled with an apprenticeship.
The curriculum has been developed to comply with the ICM (International Confederation of Midwives). Following their requirements, the course is designed to span 4 years of study with steadily increasing clinical responsibilities. The theory component is a total of 261 credits comprised of 111 credits in course work, 15 credits pre-requisites and 135 hours in clinicals. This can encompass a variety of activities and more details will be provided in each term. You can find the competencies list by following the link below.
The goal for this course is not to prepare you for the CPM certification. It is our belief that the CPM is fundamentally flawed, as such we support the new certification through the Council for Midwifery Certification. That being said, any graduate of this course should have no problem passing the NARM exam if they wish.
To receive the final diploma and be eligible for the Junior Midwife (JM) credential, you must complete all classes with passing grades, pass the final exam with an 80% or higher, and meet the experience and skills requirement.
As you look over the course list, you may be wondering what an externship is. When you take on an externship, you spend time shadowing a Junior or Senior Midwife. This time is unpaid since you are not to perform any duties. You also will not be awarded credits for the time you are shadowing. Instead, you will receive the typical three credits for completing the assignments you receive in the externship class.
Writing Skills for Midwives (3cr)
Medical Terminology (3cr)
History of Birth (3cr)
Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives (3cr)
Professionalism 1 (3cr)
Community Work (3cr)
Physical Exam and History Taking (3cr)
First Trimester (3cr)