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Advanced Certificate Program of Study - 5 Semester Option
All students must hold an American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, take a basic fetal monitoring course with examination and must hold current certification in neonatal resuscitation (AAP/AHA) prior to taking NRMW 5404 Intrapartum.
* 9 credits of supplemental courses for Direct-Entry Midwifery Track (required for state licensure). These courses, or their equivalents, are required only of direct entry students. The credits for these courses are undergraduate level credits and are not included in the number required for the Advanced Certificate or Master's Degree.
** Either Health Care Policy and Community Assessment, NRMW 5403, or International Women's Health Care Policy, NRMW 5302, satisfies the requirements for the MS degree in Midwifery.
# A 1-3 credit independent study (NRMW 5700) may be taken as an elective in either or both of the first two summer semesters with faculty permission. Credits for these courses are not included in the number required for the Advanced Certificate or Master's Degree.
##This elective must be taken for all 3 semesters. It involves following one family planning a home birth through all prenatal visits, observing the birth, and following the family up to 6 weeks of the postpartum period. It must be taken for 3 semesters unless the family opts out of care or has transferred to the hospital. Credits for these courses are not included in the number required for the Advanced Certificate or Master's Degree.