Becoming a Midwife of Excellence

"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."

3 Under Graduate Goals at MCU:

  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

  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

  3. The undergraduate program aims to prepare graduates for reflective practice and a perpetual commitment to advance quality and professionalism within the direct-entry midwifery community

 MCU institutional Goals. Midwives College of Utah. (n.d.). https://www.midwifery.edu/mcu-institutional-goals/.

Academic and Professional Goals

  • Secure a preceptor

  • Log all 10 observed births by January 1st

  • Serve a family birthing out of the hospital  

Personal Goals 

  • Learn Spanish before I begin my own midwifery practice

  • Expand my marketing and social media presence for endeavors outside of midwifery

  • Make regular exercise a habit