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PROGRAM LENGTH & COURSE SCHEDULE
 

Academic Course Schedule - Start Date: Oct 7, 2024

The entire program is approximately 2.5 - 3 years which is divided by quarters.

 

Please note that the program may take longer than 3 years for students who struggle to complete the academics or need additional time to complete all of the clinical requirements.


Each quarter is 3 months (13 weeks) long:  10 weeks of academics, 1 week of exams, followed by 2 weeks of an academic break. At the end of each academic year students will be required to attend an in-person skills training and evaluation session. 

Full Time or Part Time Academic Options

Students can choose to enroll full time and follow the course sequence as outlined here.  This path is comprised of 2 years of full time academics, plus 2 final quarters of part time focused on NARM preparation and finishing up required clinical experiences. 

 

We understand that being a midwife student is very demanding and some people are unable to commit to a full time schedule.  Therefore we also offer a part time option. Students may choose to enroll part time and take classes as they are able.  The part time path will take longer but may be more manageable for people with other outside commitments and responsibilities.  Part time students will still need to complete all requirements but can complete these at a slower pace.

Preceptor

 

This program follows the NARM Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP). 

 

Although Newlife provides a thorough and comprehensive academic curriculum, each student will need to find their own preceptor and a birth practice (home birth or birth center) where they can gain the necessary clinical skills. 

 

Newlife will assist students in this process.  Students will need to secure a preceptor and a practice location by the start of the second academic quarter.

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Academic Course Schedule - Start Date: Oct 7, 2024

QUARTER 1

Intro to Midwifery (3cr)

Prenatal Care 1 (3cr)

Intro to Midwifery Clinic (2cr)

Anatomy and Physiology (3cr)

 

QUARTER 2

Labor and Birth (3cr)

Prenatal Care 2 (3cr)

Pharmacology (3cr)

Clinic Phase 1 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 3

Postpartum (3cr)

Newborn (3cr)

Fetal Development (3cr)

Clinic Phase 2 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 4

Nutrition (3cr)

Breastfeeding (3cr)

Well Woman and Physical Exam (3cr)

Clinic Phase 3 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 5

Prenatal Complications (3cr)

Labor and Delivery Complications (3cr)

Postpartum Complications (3cr)

Clinic Phase 4 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 6

Newborn Complications (3cr)

Cultural Consideration and Ethics (3cr)

Family Planning (2cr)

Clinic Phase 5 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 7

Global Health (3cr)

Evidence Based Care and Research (3cr)

Missionary Midwifery (3cr)

Clinic Phase 6 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 8

Midwifery Missions and Business (3cr)

Capstone (3cr)

Clinic Phase 7 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 9

NARM Review and Preparation (3cr)

Clinic Phase 8 (2cr)

 

QUARTER 10

NARM Review and Preparation (3cr)

Clinic Phase 9 (2cr)

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