The goal of International Institute for Health Care Professionals (IIHCP) is to provide an educational environment which promotes optimal learning and helps to prepare each of our students to:
- Practice independently as a Florida Licensed Midwife providing comprehensive care throughout the childbearing year
- Provide maternity care as an informed professional who is aware of the intersection of community and public health, epidemiological concepts and social service resources
- Communicate effectively and employ counseling techniques needed within their midwifery practices
- Understand the importance of research and statistical data within the healthcare setting, and have the tools available which enable them to use the most current knowledge for professional growth and a high standard of practice
- Build cooperative relationships which facilitate collaboration with other healthcare providers in the community
- Learn how to support physiologic birth
- Pass the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) national examination, used in the State of Florida as the state licensing examination.
- Meet the national criteria for becoming a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).
These goals will be attained by providing each student with an education based on a combination of the art of traditional midwifery and evidence-based science. Programs are designed to help students develop and refine both clinical and communication skills essential to midwifery care practice.