MCU Bachelor’s Degree Program Goals
Preamble: The MCU undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) degree. The BSM program provides a general education and prepares graduates to become a knowledgeable, skilled and independent Certified Professional Midwife who specializes in community birth settings. BSM graduates will have knowledge of and proficiency in MEAC’s Curriculum Checklist of Essential Competencies, which includes the internationally recognized core competencies and guiding principles set forth by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in addition to requirements for national certification of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and the core competencies of Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA). MEAC’s accreditation criteria for midwifery education programs reflect the unique components and philosophy of the Midwives Model of Care.
A midwife of technical expertise
Goal #1: The undergraduate program aims to prepare graduates to practice at the full scope of the Certified Professional Midwife credential through the demonstration of broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge.
A midwife of professional excellence
Goal #2: The undergraduate program aims to advance equity and access in midwifery, as well as to prepare graduates to serve in diverse communities in culturally safe, ethical, and collaborative ways.
A midwife of personal greatness
Goal #3: The undergraduate program aims to prepare graduates for reflective practice and a perpetual commitment to advance quality and professional direct-entry midwifery.
Goal #1: In 2022, I will critically review every practice guideline that my preceptor has in order to best understand risks and benefits of informed consent documents.
Goal #2: I will average 1-2 doula clients a month and 2-4 births a month as a student midwife.
Goal #3: I will focus on advancing my hands-on skills in the year 2022.
Goal #1: I will continue to make the time that I am home with my family meaningful and when I am home I will be present.
Goal #2: I will continue to put time and dedication into saddle breaking my quarter horse mare.
Goal #3: Upon completing school, we would like to add another baby to our family.
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