Bachelors of Science in Midwifery
For Practicing Midwives
Licensed or certified midwives may apply directly to our Bachelor of Science Bridge Program. This program adds a strong academic base to the midwife's practical midwifery knowledge and skills. Achieve your professional goals without compromising your practice and family commitments.
Our self-paced, flexible, apprenticeship-based programs are adaptable to the needs of the individual student or preceptor.
Students study in their own community or create a study plan that allows them to travel to other cities or countries.
BSM Program Overview
Please see the 2019 NCM Handbook / Catalog for more details on program rules and requirements
Please see the Preceptor Orientation resource for an explanation of NCM's program structure.
Please click here to explore BSM Academic Requirements
Student and Preceptor Enrollment
Please see the Enrollment section of the NCM Handbook /Catalog.
BSM students require at least one preceptor.
In order for NCM to accept work done towards completion of any NCM program all of the following must be true when the work was done:
1. The student must be a Current Student with NCM.
2. The preceptor must be a Current Preceptor for NCM.
3. The student and preceptor must have a current approved and complete Contract between Student, Preceptor and the National College of Midwifery on file with NCM.
4. The student and preceptor must each have received notification from NCM acknowledging their relationship.
Credits: 147.75 (California Students: 152.75 credits)
Length of Program:
The BSM Bridge program can be completed in a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.
Progression through the Program:
High School Diploma or GED
NCM-recognized state or national midwifery license or certification (satisfies 67.75 credits toward BSM Requirements)
Prerequisite college-level courses to be completed at another accredited college or university. These may be completed concurrently with NCM coursework (see NCM policy on accepting transfer credits in the NCM Handbook/Catalog):
Analytical Writing: 4 credits
Math: 3 credits
BSM students in California must additionally complete:
Chemistry: 3 credits
Child Growth and Development: 1 credit.