My Program of study

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Program must be completed by:
  May 5th 2020
CLNC 100 Clinical Practicum 1 cr.
May 2014
PROD 100 New Student Orientation 0.5 cr.
MDWF 100 Introduction to Midwifery 1 cr.
SOSC 150 Cultural Competency in Midwifery Care 1 cr.
BIOL 100 Anatomy for Health Professionals 3 cr.
September 2014
HLTH 234 Medical Terminology 2 cr.
MDWF 146 Midwife’s Assistant Orientation 3 cr.
COMM 114 Communication Skills 1 cr.
PHYT 320 Reflexology 1 cr.
January 2015
HLTH 130 Holistic Health 2 cr.
MDWF 338 Prenatal Care I 2 cr.
ENG 201 Writing for Midwives Seminar 2 cr.
May 2015
SOSC 364 Childbirth Education 2 cr.
MDWF 340 Prenatal Care II 2 cr.
MDWF 343 Prenatal Care Lab 1 cr.
HIST 184 History of Midwifery 1 cr.
September 2015
BIOL 202 Anatomy and Physiology of Obstetrics 2 cr.
MDWF 447 Well Woman Care 2 cr.
MDWF 448 Well Woman Care Lab 1 cr.
MDWF 341 Breastfeeding 1 cr.
January 2016
HLTH 336 Diagnostic Tests 2 cr.
MDWF 246 Postpartum Care 2 cr.
MDWF 247 Postpartum Care Lab 1 cr.
MDWF 354 Complications of the Prenatal Period 1 cr.
May 2016
MDWF 242 Labor, Birth and the Immediate Postpartum 2 cr.
MDWF 243 Labor and Birth Lab 1 cr.
HLTH 437 Homeopathy 3 cr.
September 2016
MDWF 335 IV Skills Lab 0.5 cr.
BIOL 404 Chemistry & Nutrition 3 cr.
MDWF 356 Complications of Labor, Birth and Immediate Postpartum 1 cr.
MDWF 345 Suturing 1.5 cr.
January 2017
MDWF 240 Antepartum and Intrapartum Fetal Heart Surveillance 2 cr.
HLTH 332 Pediatrics 2 cr.
MDWF 439 Obstetrical Pharmacology 2 cr.
May 2017
BOTNY 150 Herbology for Midwives 2 cr.
STAT 313 Research Analysis and Statistics 2 cr.
BIOL 406 Embryology & Neonatology 2 cr.
September 2017
COMM 214 Midwifery Support Skills 2 cr.
BUS 413 Midwifery Services 2 cr.
BIOL 306 Genetics 2 cr.
January 2018
STAT 312 Epidemiology 1 cr.
MDWF 331 Advanced Skills and Complications Lab 1 cr.
HLTH 335 Body Systems Analysis 2 cr.
SOSC 302 Ethics & the Law in Midwifery 1 cr.
May 2018
PHYT 224 Massage 2 cr.
SOSC 420 Advanced Midwifery Studies I 1 cr.
September 2018
SOSC 421 Advanced Midwifery Studies II 1 cr.
PHYT 234 Complementary and Alternative Health Disciplines 1 cr.

CLINICAL PROGRAM PHASES
Phase progression occurs when students submit trimester statements of clinical progress and clinical experience logs via CLNC 100. Completion and approval of a phase must occur prior to logging experiences in the next phase.
Phase 1 – Births as an Observer
Document attendance at ten births in any setting in any capacity (observer, doula, family member, friend, beginning apprentice). These births may be verified by any witness who was present at the birth.
Phase 2 – Assistant Under Supervision
Document at least 20 births, 25 prenatals, 20 newborn exams, and 10 postpartum visits as an assistant under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. Eighteen births in this category must be completed before beginning Primary under Supervision births. Determination of readiness for serving as Primary under Supervision is at the discretion of the supervising preceptor, and may require more births as an assistant before moving to the next step.
Phase 3 – Primary Under Supervision Document 20 births, 75 prenatals (including 20 initial prenatals), 20 newborn exams, and 40 postpartum exams as a primary midwife under supervision. Two intrapartum transports are allowed if labor began in an OOH setting.
Primary Clinical Phase Requirements
• Prenatal Care, Labor & Birth, Postpartum and Complications Coursework completion.
• Submission of Field Skills Assessment – Primary Phase Form.
• Attended 28 births or more as evidenced by submitting Experience Logs completed to date to Clinical Dean.
Clinical Handbook 2013 3
Continuity of Care
Of the 20 Primary births required under Supervision in Phase 3, five require full Continuity of Care and ten more require at least one prenatal under supervision.
Full Continuity for 5 Primary Births:
Five Continuity of Care as a primary midwife under supervision will include 5 prenatals spanning two trimesters, the birth, newborn exam and two postpartums. Multiple preceptors can verify the continuity of care. The newborn exam must be done within 12 hours of the birth; maternal postpartum exams must be done between 12 hours and 6 weeks following the birth.
Prenatals for 10 Additional Primary Under Supervision births: Students must have attended at least one prenatal (in a primary or assisting role) with the mother prior to her labor and birth for 10 of the 20 primary births under supervision in Phase 3 (in addition to the 5 with full COC).
Phase 4 – Five Additional Births as Primary under Supervision Document five additional births as Primary under the supervision of a Qualified Preceptor. These may have occurred after the last birth on Phase 3 documentation, and may be submitted before or after the Written Exam. Only one maternal transport may be included if the labor begins in the OOH setting. Submission of this form is expected within six months of passing the exam unless a request for an extension is made.
Experience in Specific Settings: A minimum of five home births must be attended in any role. A minimum of two planned hospital births must be attended in any role. These cannot be intrapartum transports but may be antepartum referrals.
Duration of Clinical Experience:
Ten out-of-hospital primary births must have occurred within the last three years. All clinicals must occur within a minimum of two years and a maximum ten years.

 

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