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Elizabeth Gilmore 1947-2011
"We must remove barriers to midwifery education in order to improve outcomes for mothers and babies."

 

 

BSM-Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Bridge Program

A licensed or certified 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.

BSM PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
~Please see the NCM Handbook / Catalog for more details on program rules and requirements
~Please see the BSM Orientation for explanation of program structure
~Please click here to explore BSM COURSE MATERIALS or follow 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.

Credits:
147.75 (California Students: 152.75 credits)

Timeframe:
The BSM Bridge program can be completed from 1 to 5 years.

Prerequisites

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):

BSM students in California must additionally complete:

 

Course Requirements

Core Curriculum  

Credits

BIO155G -Anatomy and Physiology

4.00

BIO120-Fetal Development

1.00

SOC102-Genetic Screening

1.00

HON205G-Applied Microbiology

3.00

PSY224-Communication & Counseling

1.00

HON223G-Evolution of Human Sexuality

3.00

HON222G-History of Midwifery

3.00

HON225G-Ethics

2.00

HON390G-Laws/Regulations

3.00

HON393G-Community Health

3.00

ENG202G-Bus. & Prof. Communications

3.00

HON211G-Statistics

3.00

HON220G-Midwifery Literature & Art

3.00

BSM Students in California must additionally complete:

MW320-IP Episiotomies, Anesthesia & Analgesia

1.00

Completed NCM ASM Coursework will transfer directly to satisfy Core Curriculum courses

 

BSM-Focus Requirements

Credits

BSM MW400-Midwifery Research Methods

4.00

BSM ENG404-Writing & Presenting on Midwifery Topics

4.00

BSM MW460-Evidence Based Practice in Midwifery Care

4.00

BSM HON450-Applied Topics in Midwifery Practice: Development of Policy & Procedures

4.00

BSM MW480:  1 Additional clinical year past licensing or certification to include 10 births mentored by preceptor

24.00

Paying for the Program:

Fees Paid Directly to the College:Students must pay the application and administrative fee upon enrollment. The National College of Midwifery does not offer payment plans.
Application Fee: $100 (Non-Refundable, paid upon application)
Administrative Fee: $4,900 (One-time fee, paid at enrollment)
Accreditation Fees: Estimated cost $450 per year for each year of enrollment beyond 3 years.
Additional expenses:
Tuition: Students and their preceptor(s) make whatever financial agreements they wish, provided evidence of an agreement is filed with NCM.  The student pays tuition (if any) directly to the preceptor.  NCM suggests $500 per month.
Textbooks: Students are not required to own the books required for the courses, but must find access to them.  NCM does not sell books, and the books required for courses are not included in NCM’s administrative fee. Many students are able to find the books used at a discounted price, or can borrow from their preceptors. Estimated Cost: $1800 (used) $2400 (new). Click Here for the NCM Booklist
General Education Requirements: NCM highly recommend that you 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.  California BSM students must complete an additional 3 credits of Chemistry and 1 credit of Early Childhood Development. The costs for these are the responsibility of the student, and are variable.

Financial Aid / Student Loans: The National College of Midwifery does not have any financial aid or student loans available at this time. Our students are not able to apply for federal or state grants and loans, and NCM cannot issue IRS form 1098-T because we are not a Title IV school.   NCM does not qualify for this because we do not have a campus.

Refunds: Please see NCM Handbook/Catalog.

 

Graduation:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Midwifery Awarded: 

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.