Requirements to enroll in the Traditional Midwife Program:
Three letters of reference. One from your prospective Preceptor, one from someone that you helped at a birth and one from a friend or family member.
The summaries from 3 births where you were in attendance as either an observer, doula, apprentice, or midwife.
Submit an essay regarding your desire to be a midwife. It can be in the form of a written paper, power point presentation or a video.
Highschool Diploma or GED
College level prerequisite courses:
- Composition 1
- Elementary Statistics
- Biology 1
- Intro to Ethics
- Intro to Psychology
- Intro to Sociology
If you do not have all the prerequisite courses completed through a traditional college, we do accept Edx, Coursera and OpenMIT courses. Contact the admissions office to discuss a plan to complete your prerequisite courses while starting the Midwifery Program.
Requirements to graduate.
- A minimum of 75 births with an increasing level of responsibility.
- At most 40 as an assistant
- At minimum 35 as the primary under supervision.
- A minimum of 225 prenatal visits.
- At most 75 as an assistant
- At least 150 as the primary under supervision.
- A minimum of 150 postpartum visits
- At most 50 as an assistant
- At least 100 as the primary under supervision.
- 65 Newborn exams
- At most 20 as an assistant
- At least 45 as the primary under supervision.
- Of the 75 births 50 will show continuity of care with the student providing at least 3 prenatal and 2 postpartum visits.
- All the births will be planned out of hospital either at the client’s home or a free-standing birth center.
- No more than 10 may be transports before or during birth.