The Midwifery Residency provides extended assistance and supervision as you gain independence as a midwife.
This is the final part of our series of courses to equip student midwives to integrate knowledge and skills to provide a full-scope of midwifery practice. This is for students who have completed the requirements of the Midwifery Vital Skills, or by permission by school leadership. This program focuses on students transitioning from a student or assistant role, into an autonomous healthcare provider role. This is accomplished through student goal-setting and preceptor mentoring to complete all areas needed for residency completion. Students may have lectures at a field location as they gain further understanding and insight about the birthing practices and skills for caring for women in locations near and far. Lecture content includes professional communications, more advanced anatomy and physiology for midwives, professional issues and ethics in midwifery, gynecology, pre-conception care, fertility regulation, STD/STI and infection control, and professional considerations for services. Students will also be involved in clinical experience, research projects, and protocol writing (refining their individual professional guidelines). The intent of this program is to help students progress in their knowledge and practical skills with a focus on demonstrating a Christ-like character as they fulfill their final requirements for residency graduation. This program includes international competency standards for knowledge and skills that are required by many national and international regulatory boards. The midwifery instructors and clinical preceptors, who verify documentation of knowledge and skills achievements, are health care providers holding professional credentials in their field.