Associate Degree in Midwivery

Academic Requirements
For a course description, syllabus, and required learning resources for each course visit herePlease review the ASM Plan of Completion.

 

80 Academic Credits (84 for California Students)

 

Math & Human Life Science (12 credit hours):

  • BIO155G -Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)

  • BIO120-Fetal Development (1 credit)

  • SOC102-Genetic Screening (1 credit)

  • HON205G-Applied Microbiology (3 credits)

  • MATH112G-Fundamental Math (3 credits)

  • California Students (must complete an additional 4 credits):

    • MOD1-SCI102G-Chemistry (3 credits)

    • MOD2-SOC104-Child Growth & Development (1 credit)

 

Critical Thinking & Psychosocial Issues (14 credit hours):

  • PSY224-Communication & Counseling (1 credit)

  • HON248G-Cultural Issues (3 credits)

  • HON223G-Evolution of Human Sexuality (3 credits)

  • MW350-Perinatal Ed Including Lactation (3 credits)

  • ENG200G-Analytical Writing (4 credits)

 

MW 300 Antepartum Management (6 credit hours): 

  • MW300-AP Basic Skills (1 credit)

  • MW300-AP Risk Screening (0.5 credit)

  • MW300-AP Physical Assessment (0.5 credit)

  • MW300-AP Provision of Care (1 credit)

  • MW300-AP Complications (0.5 credit)

  • MW300-AP Pharmacology (1 credit)

  • MW300-AP Nutrition (0.5 credit)

  • MW300-AP Diagnostic Lab Tests & Procedures (0.5 credit)

  • MW300-AP Observation & Charting (0.5 credit)

  • MW300-AP- CPR (0 credit)

 

MW 320 Intrapartum Management (6 credit hours):

  • MW320-IP Basic Skills (1 credit)

  • MW320-IP Risk Screening (1 credit)

  • MW320-IP Physical Assessment(0.5 credit)

  • MW320-IP Provision of Care (1 credit)

  • MW320-IP Complications (1 credit)

  • MW320-IP Pharmacology (0.5 credit)

  • MW320-IP Diagnostic Lab Tests & Procedures (0.5 credit)

  • MW320-IP Observation & Charting (0.5 credit)

  • MW320-IP IV THERAPY(0 credit)

 

MW 340 Postpartum Management (6 credit hours):

  • MW340-PP Basic Skills (1 credit)

  • MW340-PP Risk Screening (1 credit)

  • MW340-PP Physical Assessment (0.5 credit)

  • MW340-PP Provision of Care (1 credit)

  • MW340-PP Complications (1 credit)

  • MW340-PP Pharmacology (0.5 credit)

  • MW340-PP Diagnostic Lab Tests & Procedures (0.5 credit)

  • MW340-PP Observation & Charting (0.5 credit)

 

MW 360 Newborn Management (6 credit hours):

  • MW360-NB Basic Skills (1 credit)

  • MW360-NB Risk Screening (1 credit)

  • MW360-NB Physical Assessment (1 credit)

  • MW360-NB Complications (1 credit)

  • MW360-NB Provision of Care (0.5 credit)

  • MW360-NB Pharmacology (0.5 credit)

  • MW360-NB Diagnostic Lab Tests & Procedures (0.5 credit)

  • MW360-NB Observation & Charting (0.5 credit)

  • MW360-NB NRP -Neonatal Resuscitation (0 credit)

 

MW 380 Well-Woman Reproductive Health Care (6 credit hours):                                              

  • MW380-WW Risk Screening (0.5 credit)

  • MW380-WW Physical Assessment (1 credit)

  • MW380-WW Provision of Care (1 credit)

  • MW380-WW Diagnostic Lab Tests & Procedures (1 credit)

  • MW380-WW Family Planning (1 credit)

  • MW380-WW Pharmacology (1 credit)

  • MW380-WW Observation & Charting (0.5 credit)

 

Professional Issues (24 credit hours): 

  • HON222G-History of Midwifery (3 credits)

  • HON225G-Ethics (2 credits)

  • HON390G-Laws/Regulations (3 credits)

  • MW250-Protocols (1 credit)

  • HON393G-Community Health (3 credits)

  • MW350-Out of Hospital Birth (3 credits)

  • ENG202G-Bus. & Prof. Communications (3 credits)

  • HON211G-Statistics (3 credits)

  • HON220G-Midwifery Literature & Art (3 credits)

 

Additional Academic Requirements

The following items completed during the HON390G-Laws & Regulations and MW250-Protocols Courses must be submitted electronically to the College:

  1. Informed Consent Form

  2. Emergency Transfer Plan Form

  3. Practice Guidelines

 

Clinical Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience under the supervision of the student's official NCM preceptor(s) at a single site or a variety of sites.

  • All clinical activities must be directly supervised  by the student's official NCM preceptor(s) and must be completed to the level of mastery

  • The following, including the requirements of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

 

Observes:

10 Births as Observer

 

Assists Under Supervision:

3 Initial Prenatal Assists

22 Prenatals Assists

20 Birth Assists

20 Newborn Exam Assists

10 Postpartum Exam Assists

 

Primaries Under Supervision:

30 Well Woman / Family Planning

20 Initial Visits

55 Prenatals

25 Birth as Primary

20 Newborn Exams

40 Postpartum Exams

 

NARM Continuities of Care: 5 of the 20 Delivery Newborn & Placenta as Primary must be for women for whom the student has provided primary care. All of these 5 Births as Primary Under Supervision must include Full Continuity. Each must include 5 prenatals spanning 2 trimesters, the birth, newborn exam, and 2 postpartum exams.

 

NARM Out of Hospital Births: 10 of the Births as Primary Under Supervision must be in an out of hospital setting, and must occur within 3 years of taking the NARM Exam.

 

NARM Clinical Skills: Clinical Skills practiced and completed to mastery throughout both academic and clinical training.

 

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