BSM-Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
A midwife who already has a Bachelor of Science Degree in another field may apply directly to the Master of Science in Midwifery Program. A midwife who already has a Master of Science Degree in another field may apply directly to the PhD in Science of Midwifery.
- FOR PRACTICING MIDWIVES:
Licensed or certified midwives apply directly to our research-based Bachelor Program. This program adds to the wealth of evidence-based midwifery knowledge. 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 NCM Handbook / Catalog for more details on program rules and requirements
Please see the NCM Orientation for explanation of program structure
Please see the COURSE MATERIALS on the menu on the left of this page
Student and Preceptor Enrollment:
Please see the Enrollment section of the NCM Handbook / Catalog.
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.
146.75 semester credit hours
The BSM is a three-year equivalent program, which can be completed from 1 to 5 years.
|Credits satisfied towards BSM Requirements|
|A) College-recognized state or national midwifery license or certification||94.75|
|And the following academic courses or transfer credits to be evaluated by the College (Prerequisite courses may be completed concurrently with NCM coursework):|
|Midwifery Literature and Art||3|
|Fundamentals of Elementary Math…||3|
|B) NCM Associate of Science in Midwifery Degree||107.75|
- MW 480: 1 additional clinical year past licensing or certification to include 10 births mentored by preceptor………………………………………24 credits
Please see the Research Guidelines section of the NCM Handbook / Catalog (link above). The Bachelor's thesis must be based on a research project pre-approved by the College Faculty Board and carried out under the supervision of an approved preceptor.
- Thesis based on a clinical research project…15 credits
- Place a bound copy of the thesis in the College library
Application Fee: $100 (non-refundable)
Administrative Fee: $4,900
Preceptor Tuition: This is not paid to the College. Students hire their preceptors and are responsible for paying their preceptor directly. The College recommends $500 a month. It is possible to negotiate another arrangement with your preceptor.
Books: Students are responsible for purchasing their own books.
General Education Requirements: NCM highly recommend that students complete these courses prior to enrollment but it is not required. General education courses for 3 credits of Math and 4 credits of English are not offered through NCM. Students may take the courses at an accredited college or university, or online source.
Accreditation Fees: Students have 5 years to complete their program. The National College of Midwifery pays an annual accreditation fee for each student. Most students complete their program within 3 years so NCM covers these fees. If the student has not completed her/his program within 3 years, they will be responsible for the annual fee beyond 3 years.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Midwifery Awarded:
- When prerequisites are met
- When course requirements are completed
- When Senior Thesis is accepted by the Faculty Board
- When bound copy of Senior Thesis is placed in the College library
Midwifery Licensure/Certification Post Graduation:
Graduation does not guarantee midwifery licensure. It is each student's responsibility to keep current with the laws of the state or country in which they are studying and to fulfill the licensure requirements in the jurisdiction in which they plan to apply for licensure and practice. The National College of Midwifery does NOT provide job placement.