The 30-week Midwifery course builds upon the foundation laid down in the CE/Doula course and Midwifery Assistant course. Areas of study will include Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Care in three 10-week terms. The didactic skills will be followed with a clinical practicum of no less than 2 years under the supervision of approved Certified Professional Midwife (CPMs) and/or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). Upon completion of this course and after completion of the clinical standards set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), a student will be prepared to sit for the NARM exam to become a CPM.
In harmony with the mission statement of Missionary Midwifery Program, the following goals are established:
- To prepare the student to practice professionally and responsibly with appropriate Christian demeanor.
- To cultivate the student’s sense of service to others, including sharing the Gospel.
- To encourage the acquisition of knowledge in midwifery and related fields on a continual basis.
- To instill in the student the necessity of developing communication skills and relationships with instructors, preceptors, and fellow students. This, in turn, will help the graduate develop the same with clients, communities and other healthcare professionals.
- To prepare the student to practice in out-of-hospital settings such as homebirths and birth centers.
- Educate and train the student to practice in accordance with the Midwives Model of Care while upholding principles of Christ-centered service to women and families.
The student will also need to become certified in the following:
- NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
- Cultural Awareness Certification Course
- HIPPA and OSHA
Individuals desiring to study midwifery are required to make formal application to the Midwifery Department after successfully completing the CE/Doula course, the Midwifery Assistant course, a medical terminology course, and an anatomy and physiology course. The student must also possess a driver’s license and have a personal vehicle in order to participate in clinicals. An ideal candidate shows evidence of emotional stability, physical health, responsible time management, spiritual maturity, adequate interpersonal skills, and a commitment to God and to the midwifery ministry.
We are still in the process of migrating the Midwifery program to the online learning platform. Stay tuned!