The International Institute for Health Care Professionals currently offers a direct-entry midwifery program as an Associate of Science: the three-year direct entry midwifery program. Those entering with prior education in midwifery, nursing or medicine can receive transfer credit and advanced standing after transcript evaluation.
3-Year Direct Entry Midwifery Program
Program credit hours: 112 credits
Program Delivery: Residential
Credential Awarded: Associate Degree
The Direct Entry Midwifery program at IIHCP is a three-year Associate Degree program that prepares professional midwives for independent practice. This program is designed to meet the educational needs of the student who enrolls with no prior midwifery or nursing education. Program graduates qualify for national certification as CPMs and midwifery licensure in the state of Florida. Licensed Midwives provide prenatal care, skilled birthing services, postpartum and newborn care in the community setting, including in birth centers, clinics and home birth practices.
This program emphasizes assessment and care in the low-risk pregnancy in the out-of-hospital setting. This Midwifery Core Curriculum is 112 credit hours over three years.
The program meets the requirements for accreditation by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the Florida Commission for Independent Education. The curriculum is constructed around and meets both the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) requirements for a basic beginning midwife and the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Core Competencies. Upon graduation the student will be eligible to take the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) certification exam, and practice as Florida Licensed Midwives.
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