Class size for the core midwifery classes will average between 15 and 20 students to allow for personal attention and individualized instruction.
Non-core midwifery classes may have a larger class size.
Equal opportunity Organization
The International School of Midwifery does not discriminate in the admission of its students. It is an equal opportunity employer.
Courses are not necessarily taught in the same order as they appear in the curriculum outline. The school reserves the right to change the program
outline, start dates, tuition, or to cancel programs. Currently enrolled students will not be affected by tuition increases. All program
cancellations shall be in accordance with the Department of Education and State of Florida rules and regulations.
Job Placement Assistance
Students are admitted to the school based upon the likelihood that they will be hirable upon graduation. Therefore, students that graduate
either the Midwifery Assistant Program or the Midwifery Program with a Certificate or diploma that is endorsed “High Recommendation” will be
guaranteed letters of recommendation to the facility of their choice. Nothing herein guarantees employment, but South Beach Maternity Associates,
Inc. has strongly indicated its desire to hire our qualified graduates.
Students may be referred to counseling opportunities in the community by faculty and staff or the school.
The International School of Midwifery recognizes the importance of community service. As a part of her training, we try to instill a feeling of responsibility towards the community in our students and we encourage them to participate as volunteers in various community projects.
Upon successful completion of all prescribed subjects of instruction required for the Introduction to Midwifery program and attaining a cumulative grade average of 80 percent or better; demonstrating the ability to perform all required competencies; and satisfaction of all financial obligations to the school, the student will receive a Certificate and be qualified to sit the Certified Nursing
Upon successful completion of all prescribed subjects of instruction required for the Midwifery Assistant program and attaining a cumulative grade average of 80 percent or better; demonstrating the ability to perform all required competencies; and satisfaction of all financial obligations to the school, the student will be awarded a Midwifery Assistant
Students that continue the additional courses required for the Midwifery Program with a cumulative grade average of 80 percent or better, demonstrating the ability to perform all required competencies and satisfaction of all financial obligations to the school will be awarded a certificate of completion of a Senior Midwifery Certificate as stated in the catalog program information. It should be noted that this certificate should not be considered the equivalent of a traditional Associates Degree which incorporates liberal arts courses. Students may participate in the graduation ceremony providing that all graduation requirements have been met.
Graduation with Honors
Upon collaboration of the director and the person overseeing student clinical programs (who may or may not be the director) the Certificate of
Graduation for Midwifery Assistant and the Certificate for Midwifery Programs may be endorsed “High Recommendation”. Criteria will include, but
not be limited to:
- Classroom average above 90
- Superior birthing skills
- Superior people skills
- Superior clinical skills
- Highly responsible and trustworthy
The student should be aware that midwifery is a profession that is consistently under attack by medical professionals. While midwifery is currently legal and accepted in the State of Florida, the school makes no guarantees that future regulatory changes would not restrict the practice of midwifery.
Tutoring is available by appointment with instructors. A student may request a tutorial from an instructor at any time she has missed class material. An instructor has the option of requiring a tutorial at any time she believes that the student has missed material that needs to be communicated directly, not through other students and their notes. The fee for tutorial will not exceed $20.00 per hour.
Professional and Credentialing Organizations
Students are encouraged to associate themselves with the professional and credentialing organizations for midwifery for the purpose of continuing education, licensing, certification, employment opportunities and awareness of professional trends.
Licensing by State of Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Council of Licensed Midwifery.
Midwives Assoc. of Florida (MAF).
Midwives Alliance of North America. North American Registry of Midwives.
A library of professional books, periodicals and video tapes is available for student use with granted permission from the Director.
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