The Community Program

The program consists of 10 two-week academic sessions at the Birthwise facility alternated with longer periods of clinical work with an approved preceptor chosen by the student and located in her home community. This allows students to remain in their home regions while completing the program and travel to Birthwise for the intensive academic sessions only.

Semester 1 (September-December 2014)

Total Credits: 12.3

Orientation (1 week in August 2014)
Session 1 (2 weeks in October 2014)
Session 2 (2 weeks in December 2014)
CLASS NAME
NUMBER OF CREDITS
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS12.3
Orientation0.8
History of Midwifery1.2
Overview of the Human Body4.0
Physical Assessment1.6
Normal Prenatal3.0
Professional Midwifery 10.5
Skills Practice 11.0
BLS for Healthcare Providers0.2

Semester 2 (January - June 2015)

Total Credits: 19.7

Session 3 (2 weeks in February 2015)
Session 4 (2 weeks in April 2015)
Session 5 (2 weeks in June 2015)
CLASS NAME
NUMBER OF CREDITS
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS19.7
Normal Labor & Birth3.2
Postpartum1.6
Normal Newborn2.0
Neonatal Resuscitation0.4
Prenatal Complications4.0
Women's Mental Health1.0
Professional Midwifery 21.0
Skills Practice 21.5
Preceptorship 15.0

Semester 3 (July - December 2015)

Total Credits: 17.8

Session 6 (2 Weeks in August 2015)
Session 7 (2 Weeks in November 2015)
CLASS NAME
NUMBER OF CREDITS
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS17.8
Complications of Labor and Birth4.0
VBAC Seminar0.4
Whole Food Nutrition0.8
Therapeutic Nutrition1.6
Waterbirth Seminar0.4
Cultural Sensitivity0.4
Research Methods0.8
Counseling Skills0.6
Breastfeeding Seminar0.8
Skills Practice 31.0
Preceptorship 27.0

Semester 4 (January - June 2016)

Total Credits: 17.6

Session 8 (2 Weeks in February 2016)
Session 9 (2 Weeks in May 2016)
CLASS NAME
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS17.6
Newborn Complications1.6
Well Woman1.6
Labwork for Midwives1.2
Public Health Issues for Midwives0.8
Botanicals1.2
Homeopathy for Midwives0.8
Hospital Birth Seminar0.4
Birth Center Seminar0.4
Professional Midwifery 31.6
Skills Practice 41.0
Preceptorship 37.0

Semester 5 (July - December 2016)

Total Credits: 17.1

Session 10 (2 Weeks in October 2016)
CLASS NAME
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS17.1
Pharmacology for Midwives1.2
Independent Research3.0
Professional Midwifery 41.4
Skills Practice 50.5
Preceptorship 411.0

Semester 6 (January - July 2017)

Total Credits: 16.0
CLASS NAME
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS16.0
Homecoming Workshop 21.0
Preceptorship 515.0