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Continuing Education Opportunities for Midwifery Educators:
AME's MEAC-approved continuing education series for midwives and educators

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

 

 

Preceptors

Please see the NCM Handbook/Catalog on the Downloads page of this website for information on preceptor applications, prerequisites, rights and responsibilities, and more.

Students hire their own preceptors. The team of student and preceptor apply together to the National College of Midwifery. Students may have as many preceptors as they choose throughout their enrollment, but each preceptor must apply to the College and have an approved contract on file with the College for each student with whom they work. Only work done during student and preceptor enrollment with the College, and under an approved contract will count towards completion of a student's NCM program.

The National College of Midwifery recognizes the following categories of practitioners as acceptable preceptors for training midwives:

Student applicants are required to find their own academic / clinical preceptors. The National College of Midwifery does not supply academic / clinical placements for students. 
ASM Students must have at least two preceptors in order to complete the program.  Preceptors can teach both academic and clinical portions of the program.  Please note that although only one preceptor is needed for the academics, at least two preceptors are required to complete the clinical portion of the program, as several of the NARM skills require the evaluation of two different preceptors.
BSM, MSM, and PhD students each require at least one preceptor.

Preceptor Qualifications
The preceptor must hold at least the academic credential sought by the midwifery student. College policy is to recognize the CPM credential or local state midwifery licensing as equivalent to the ASM degree.  Midwives practicing in states where licensure is required must provide a copy of current licensure in order to be approved.  Effective January 1, 2015 All ASM, BSM, and MSM Preceptors must have at least two years experience post licensure/ certification in full scope midwifery practice.

 

Associate of Science in Midwifery Preceptors:

In addition, in accordance with the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council Standards, the Associate Degree student must have two (or more) preceptors registered with the College who must be able to provide the student with the opportunity to obtain the clinical skills and experiences required for attainment of the Certified Professional Midwifery credential available from the North American Registry of Midwives, including the supervision in homes or other out-of-hospital settings.

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Preceptors:

Master of Science in Midwifery Preceptors:

Doctor of Philosophy in Midwifery Preceptors: