Prerequisites for acceptance into Newlife International School of Midwifery include the following:

  • Completed Application

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Letter of Recommendation from church pastor

  • Letter of Recommendation from relative or close friend

  • Letter of Recommendation from employer or teacher

  • College Level Analytical Writing* 4 credits

  • College Level Fundamental Math* 4 credits

Other optional courses which may be taken prior to enrollment:

  • Applied Microbiology 3 credits

  • Anatomy and Physiology* 4 credits

  • Statistics* 3 credits

  • Adult/Child and Infant CPR by the Red Cross or American Heart Association

  • NRP-AAP Neonatal Resuscitation –

    *PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will NOT be denied enrollment due to their inability to meet these particular prerequisites prior to enrollment. We are willing to discuss and explore alternative options with you.

It is extremely beneficial for accepted students to have observed at least 2 hospital births and some home or birth-center births prior to coming to Newlife if at all possible. If you have obtained any previous midwifery experience, please use this form to record it. 


Newlife International School of Midwifery operates under the legal covering of Newlife International Development Partnership; a nonprofit organization approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization.

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