Associate of Science in Midwifery (ASM)
Become a Direct-Entry Midwife!
The Associate of Science in Midwifery (ASM) Program is the foundation for all midwifery skills. Our program allows students to earn an ASM degree to become a Direct-Entry Midwife and readies them to pass state or national licensing/certification exams. It includes care for client and infant, including annual wellness exams to postpartum care through the childbearing years. The ASM program is divided into clinical and academic requirements. Traditionally, midwifery students learned under the guidance of an experienced midwife in an apprenticeship. The goal of our ASM program is to support this apprenticeship model of midwifery education while remaining flexible enough to suit most educational settings. We now offer all academics online through our distance education program, taught by NCM's online professors.
NCM supplies an accredited comprehensive academic and clinical curriculum to ensure the education of a competent, confident midwife. We recognize the specialized and distinct experience each preceptor brings and allow for flexibility in a myriad of apprenticeship settings, which honors the individual needs of each student and preceptor. Students are required to contract with their own preceptors which helps to ensure a cultural match and allows the student to stay in their community or the community they wish to work within. Students and Preceptors are free to study at their own pace
There are several key things to consider before you enroll in our ASM program-- this three minute video will walk you through a few of them!